DENVER – November 30, 2016— AutoSock AS, the provider of an Alternative Traction Device (ATD) for passenger and commercial vehicles, today announced its product lines covers several wide base single tires. The patented textile cover ATD is available from McGee Company, the U.S. distributor of AutoSock products for Class 3-8 medium- and heavy-duty trucks.
AutoSock models for wide base single tires include the following:
- AL111— 445/50R22.5
- AL111— 455/50R22.5
- AL111— 395/80R20
- AL114— 455/55R22.5
Offered in a range of sizes for U.S. and Canadian motor carriers, AutoSock is a legal and cost effective alternative to chains when traction devices are required, and can be used in states that have no specific device exclusions when chain requirements are in effect. It is the only named approved ATD in Washington and Colorado and its use has been granted in British Columbia.
“AutoSock is a proven alternative to chains,” said Chuck Abourezk, sales manager at McGee Company. “It uses high-performance fibers and a specially designed surface pattern to maximize the total contact area exposed to dry friction on snow and ice covered roads. Unlike tire chains, AutoSock does not damage a vehicle’s fenders and exposed brake lines, and it is fully compatible with ABS and traction control systems.”
Easy to store inside a cab or tool compartment, AutoSock can be installed in five to eight minutes per vehicle, minimizing a driver’s exposure to weather and traffic. At less than 5 lbs per pair, it provides a significant weight savings compared to a 50-lb set of chains.
Detailed information about AutoSock for fleets and drivers is available at www.autosock.us, including links to each North American jurisdiction’s traction device regulations such as usage restrictions based on weather conditions. The site can also be accessed on mobile devices, allowing drivers to obtain installation and other information on the road.