The AutoSock is an alternative traction device (ATD) that maximizes friction on snow and ice-covered roads. It is a patented textile cover that uses high-performance fibers to maximize friction on snow and ice-covered roads. It 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" to wide-base singles. The AutoSock offers quick and easy installation in less than five minutes per wheel, it is compatible with ABS and traction control systems, there is almost no noise emissions or vibration while driving and it will not damage road surfaces. The AutoSock weighs about 10 lbs each.