Tire Forensics Class with T. J. Tennant
2-days of tire information from one of the country's prominent tire experts!
T.J. retired from Bridgestone Tire, and brings a lifetime of valuable knowledge and information to assist accident reconstructionists.
Expected topics include:
Why Tires Are Important
Tire Performance Requirements
Tire Construction Basics
Vehicle Door Placard
UTQG (Uniform Tire Quality Grading)
Proper Tire Maintenance
Air Pressure Effects on Tires
Tire Application Guidelines
P-Metric vs Euro-Metric vs Light Truck
Truck/Bus Radial (TBR) Basics
Tire/Rim Load Capacity Vs. GAWR
Expected topics include:
Attendees are encouraged to bring notebooks.
Attendees will be on their own for meals. There are loads of restaurants in and around the hotel. It is Ocean City, after all!
T.J.'s book, available from IPTM, is suggested reading, but not required, and is not supplied with the class.
Passenger and Light Truck Tire Conditions Manual This clear, easy-to-read manual will assist everyone who wishes to expand their knowledge of the potential causes of different tire conditions. This is the book used by engineers in virtually every tire manufacturing company. Click Here to visit IPTM's store.
In class, T.J. also refers to The Tire and Rim Association Annual Yearbook The YEAR BOOK contains all TRA Standards and approved related information for tires, rims, and allied parts for ground vehicles. These Standards include tire designations; tire load ratings and dimensions; approved rim contour(s) and valve(s) for each tire size; rim contour dimensions; valve dimensions; and other data and notes necessary for tire/rim/valve interchangeability. This book is available for $125.00 (including shipping in the USA, and handling). http://www.us-tra.org/publications.html
2020 Joint Conference, hosted by NAPARS
DATES: Oct 7,8,9 (Wed. to Fri.)
COST: $299 for members of the 5 supporting groups, ITAI or EVU, $399 for others.
LOCATION: Grand Hotel in Ocean City MD.
$69 - No view, but a fine room.
$79 - Partial View
$89 - Full Ocean View
Call the Grand Hotel directly and mention the NAPARS Joint Conference
to secure reduced conference room rates: 1-800-447-6779
$69 (no view), $79 (partial view), and $89 (ocean view)
More information: www.GrandHotelOceanCity.com
Live crash tests will be conducted by Brad Muir and his team on Wednesday afternoon at the airport.
Scheduled Speakers include: Brad Muir (CDR Update), Wes Grimes (CMV Acceleration Rates forward & reverse), Matt DiSiroga (CMV EDR), John Daily (Topic TBD)
Airport shuttle will be running to Salisbury Airport on Tuesday afternoon and Friday after the conference, so no rental car is required!
Breakfast & Lunch on Wednesday and Friday, and all 3 meals on Thursday.
Wednesday night attendees will be on their own.
Thursday night will be a business casual get together with a cash bar.
ASSOCIATED TRAINING / EVENTS:
TIRE FORENSICS, 2-day class by T.J.Tennant, October 5 and 6, $250 per person - see that page for separate registration.
ACTAR Prep class, Oct 5. Cost and details TBA when firmed up
ACTAR Test, Oct 6. You have to register with ACTAR - not with us!
There will be ACTAR CEUs available - we don't know how many yet.
More news as it becomes available.
2020 JOINT CONFERENCE VENDOR REGISTRATION
Ocean City, Maryland
The National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS) is teaming up with professional associations from the east coast to host the 2020 Joint Crash Conference in Ocean City, Maryland in October. The conference will be attended by 150 to 200 law enforcement and private consulting professionals. It will include expert professional breakout sessions, live crash testing and excellent networking opportunities.
NAPARS is currently soliciting professional vendor sponsors for the conference. Sponsorship will include:
All for only $399! (Plus $299 per person for additional personnel)
In addition, professional vendors also have opportunities to increase their sponsorship and exposure to attendees by adding on a bonus sponsorship with items such as logo inclusion on conference merchandise or hosting a social activity, snack break or meal.
For further information on sponsorship, please contact Adam Hyde from NAPARS at:
NAPARS, PO Box 866Farmington NH