AutoSock for Trucks, is a heavy-duty fabric covering that fits over the truck's drive wheels just like a sock and take the place of snow chains. Tests have shown it takes only about five minutes to install the Auto Sock.
Auto Sock for trucks is a fabric that slips over a vehicle's outer driving wheels, providing extra traction on snowy and icy roads. It also can be installed over the tire in much less time than traditional chains.
CDOT engineers, the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and trucking experts analyzed the Sock and, based on initial test data, recommended a "probationary approval" to verify the device actually performs well in winter driving conditions. The evaluation was conducted during the 2008-2009 winter season for commercial vehicles (both single and double axle) exceeding 26,000 GVW.
Auto Sock is likely to be wet and probably dirty. They should be put back in their storage bag using the gloves provided. After reaching the destination, it should be dried and the dirt shaken out, and can be machine washed. AutoSock is reusable, easy to store and should be put back in the vehicle for the next time a rare snow or ice storm arrives!
A recent decision by the Colorado Department of Transportation, however, might alleviate some of these winter driving dangers. C-DOT has approved the use of "Auto Socks" for trucks -- fabric "socks" that slip over wheels and take the place of snow chains. The socks install in five minutes, versus 45 minutes for chains, and perform better than chains. Though they face fines for going chainless in hazardous conditions, truck drivers are frequently loath to stop by the side of the highway to install chains -- fine or no fine, hanging around the side of an icy highway is never a welcome idea. But trucks without chains can slide out and jackknife, causing endless delays up and down I-70. Easier installation means drivers are more likely to use the preventative gear, and more trucks with more control means a safer drive for everyone. “We're thrilled,” Greg Fulton, president of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association told the Vail Daily regarding C-DOT's decision. “Safety is really the issue here, because the longer drivers are outside their truck, the greater the danger.”
Faster to install than the best tire chains
,AutoSock has an easy-to-use, lightweight textile cover, designed to help cars and trucks get exceptional traction on snow and ice.
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