SSA News – February Training Session Opportunities


The first of several FREE training sessions for SSA and TARA members!

Service Specialists Association (SSA) and Truck Frame & Axle Repair Association (TARA) are very excited to announce the first round of regional training sessions. The training sessions will cover Wheel Ends and Air Disc Brakes. Presiding over these sessions will be Roger Maye and Kevin Phost.  Both of these presenters are skilled in providing concise training on these separate but related topics.  These sessions will be interactive and hands-on for real-world applications in your shop.
The combined training session will last for a total of three hours.
Training sessions will be held on:

  • Tuesday, February 4th at Madison Spring in Madison, Wisconsin; hosted by Larry Schmitz.

  • Wednesday, February 5th will be held at Frame Service in Fort Wayne, Indiana; hosted by Barry Ernst.

  • Thursday, February 6th at Allied Spring and Suspension in Rochester, New York; hosted by Jodie Cresswell.

Each training session will begin at 11:00 am and will end at 2:30 pm.
These events are designed to encourage mechanics, shop foremen & service managers located within a three-hour drive to be able to attend a session within normal business hours, avoiding the need for overnight accommodations.
Admission is FREE for SSA/TARA members.
We encourage members of all skill levels to attend these sessions, whether you’re new to working with Hub ends and Air Disc Brakes, or have had previous experience in these areas. 
Please contact Don Jones at or 440-343-1985 or visit either associations’ website for additional information.