Are your tires union-made?
The U.S. Department of Transportation requires all tires sold in the United States carry a code that includes the company and plant that made the tire. The code looks like this: DOT BE XX XXX XXX
The two symbols (either two letters or a letter and a number) which follow “DOT” indicate the company and the plant where a tire was manufactured. For example, the above code (BE) indicates a tire made by B. F. Goodrich in Tuscaloosa, AL.
By comparing the following list to the code on the tires you’re buying, you can be certain you are getting a tire made by the United Steelworkers (USW).
BE: B. F. Goodrich
BF: B. F. Goodrich
VE; YE; YU; 8B: Bridgestone/Firestone
Des Moines, IA
D2; E3; W1; Y7: Bridgestone/Firestone
2C; 4D; 5D: Bridgestone/Firestone
JU; PC; UK: Goodyear
Medicine Hat, Alberta
JJ; MD; PU: Goodyear
JN; MJ; PY: Goodyear
JE; MC; PT: Goodyear
JF; MM; PJ: Kelly-Springfield
CF: Titan Tire
Des Moines, IA
JH; MN; PK: Titan Tire
B plus serial #: Titan Tire
CC: Yokohama Tire
Firestone racing tires for the Indy Racing League (IRL) are USW-made tires.
Goodyear racing tires made in the United States are USW-made tires.
Goodrich racing tires or off-the road tires made in the United States are USW-made tires.
In addition to company brands, these codes also appear on “Associate Brand” and “Private Brand” tires manufactured at the above plants. The key to being sure of getting a union-made tire is the DOT code.
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