Western Canada Tire Dealers Association was formed in December 1962 in Banff, Alberta. Almost 50 years later, an active membership of over 900 companies is comprised of independent tire dealers who specialize in tires and related services, throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Western Ontario, the Yukon and North West Territory. WCTD unites members on myriad issues, from government legislation, labour standards, health and safety to manufacturing requirements, tire recycling and the environment.
WCTD members enjoy the most complete employee Technician Training and Certification program in the industry, ensuring the best trained and most knowledgeable staff to serve their customers. WCTD was the catalyst behind the elimination of tipping fees on used tires destined for recycling, saving millions of dollars per year in disposal costs for all tire dealers. The association was also instrumental in the development of Tire Stewardship Programs (recycling) in western Canada and is represented on the each board of Provincial Stewardship.
In spring of 2011, WCTD formed a Safety Committee to focus on workplace safety and provide the tools necessary to run the safest business possible. WCTD is also a proud member of AIA Canada, the association responsible for the Right to Repair Act being legislated by the Federal Government. This paved the way for independent tire and automotive dealers to have access to vital vehicle manufacture information; and allowed the aftermarket the necessary information to service new vehicles, such as the maintenance of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems.
Belonging to WCTD also nets members access to excellent insurance and employee benefit programs through Federated Insurance, as well numerous other benefits such as: preferred credit card rates, fuel discounts, stationary, business forms, preferred pricing on a wide range of products and services, and more.
The families of members and their staff are annually eligible to apply for one of four $2000 educational scholarships.
If you are interested in joining Western Canada Tire Dealers, or wish to hear more about what we have to offer, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online below.
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