Retread Tire Association (RTA)

Truckers: The More You Learn, The More You Earn!
Knowledge is Power (It really is!)
Truckers: The More You Learn, The More You Earn! More Info
 
 
How Safe Are Retreads, Really?
Absolutely as safe as the best new tires!
How Safe Are Retreads, Really? More Info
 
 
How to find a DOT Code
What's a DOT code anyway?
How to find a DOT Code More Info
 
 
What Do You Mean By A Proper Tire Repair?
A plug put in from the outside is NOT a proper tire repair!
What Do You Mean By A Proper Tire Repair? More Info
 
 
Road Alligators...
Mean, ugly and dangerous, what really causes them?
Road Alligators... More Info
 
 

The Retread Tire Association’s mission is to help retreaders, suppliers and tire-repair industries prosper by providing the most up-to-date information about our industries. RTA was founded in 2010 by Harvey Brodsky. Harvey spent nearly three decades as the driving force and public face of the Tire Retread Information Bureau. Today, as the Retread Tire Association’s managing director, he continues to bring unparalleled knowledge, experience and passion to the industry. Read More >

Interesting Articles:

Alignment Matters: Taking vehicle alignment for granted could cost youHeavy Duty Trucking Magazine Read More >
There Are Retreads -- and Then There Are Retreads Read More >
Newest Members of the Retread Tire Association  [01/17/2011] Read More >
Where Do 'Road Alligators' Come From? Read More >

What's a DOT code and what does DOT stand for?

We are limiting the following DOT codes and information about them as they apply to retreaded truck tires. For more information about DOT codes for NEW tires, for both passenger and truck, please visit the following link: http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/TireSafety/ridesonit/brochure.html#dotcode

First, DOT stands for Department of Transportation, which is a federal government agency. DOT codes are issued to retreaders who apply because they wish to retread tires that will be sold in the United States. A retreader from other countries outside the United States can apply for a DOT code, ...