AutoSock AS, the provider of an Alternative Traction Device (ATD) for commercial vehicles, announced that orders for the ATD from a range of commercial vehicle operations have been growing steadily.

The temporary winter aid that maximizes friction on snow and ice-covered roads is offered through McGee Company, the U.S. representative and distributor for AutoSock, online at

AutoSock is designed for vehicles or combinations over 10,000-lbs. GVWR with five or fewer axles, including Class 3-8 medium- and heavy-duty trucks with tire sizes from 17 inches to wide base singles. AutoSock is now approved for use in 45 U.S. states.

AutoSock features and benefits include:

  • Quick and easy installation in less than five minutes per wheel minimizes a driver’s exposure to weather and traffic and increases available Hours of Service under new regulations
  • At less than 6 lbs per pair compared to 48 lbs for a pair of traditional chains, AutoSock provides a weight savings of more than 40 lbs
  • Easy to store inside a cab or tool compartment, minimizing damage risk
  • Almost no noise emissions or vibration while driving, enhancing driver comfort