Emergency Traction for Trucks

Get virtually any vehicle out of snow, mud, or sand with GoTreads®

GoTreads are easy to self-deploy and use without help.

Avoid costly tow charges and schedule disruptions.

Giving drivers emergency traction for over 30 years.

Full truck stuck on a rural route?

Spinning out in a snowy loading dock?

Losing traction on a slushy road?

Vehicle stuck in a construction site?

Keep your truck moving no matter the weather with GoTreads traction tools.

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We know traction.

Invented in 1975 and manufactured since 1991, GoTreads have been helping people get unstuck for over 30 years.

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Easy Traction for Any Vehicle

Our unique, patented traction aid has been used around the globe for over 3 decades. Watch the video to see how easy they are to use for virtually any vehicle.

Easy to Use

Step 1:

Put the vehicle in park and set the emergency brake before using GoTreads.

Step 2:

With the smooth surface down, unfold the GoTreads and center the short section as close to the stuck tire as possible.

Step 3:

Release brake. As you begin moving forward, SLOWLY accelerate. Drive out and to a safe place before stopping to retrieve your GoTreads.

We stand behind our
products 100%

GoTreads are proudly made in the USA. Since day one.

In the unlikely event your GoTreads break, we’ll fix or replace them.

We offer free shipping and returns so you can see GoTreads risk free.

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GoTreads Features

Self Aligning

The arched grooves help pull GoTreads into the center of travel. This keeps the traction in the middle of your tire where it provides the greatest aid.

Self Feeding

The first two sections are grooved on one side and smooth on the other. This allows the tire to grip the top while the bottom slides along the ground and under the tire. No more digging to wedge a solid board under your tire!

Opposing Grip

GoTreads feature opposing grooves across the entire surface. Top and bottom. This grabs your tire and the ground in opposite directions creating optimal traction. GoTreads utilize the full surface area on both sides of the traction board for grip.

Arched Strength

This incredibly strong shape is utilized in GoTreads not only for traction but also for re-structuring the ground you are stuck in. Forming a series of arches in the surface of the ground creates a stronger gripping surface.

Rigid Lattice

The opposing groove pattern of GoTreads creates an incredibly strong lattice structure. This makes them extremely rigid side to side while still allowing flex lengthwise.

Designed to Flex

The patented design of GoTreads combined with our polymer formulation allows them to flex lengthwise and conform to a tire even down to -35 F (-37 C).

Modular / Expandable

GoTreads feature interchangeable parts allowing for easy, custom configurations and lengths. Mix and match to create the perfect traction tool for your specific needs.

Extreme Duty

The latest iteration of GoTreads were designed for military and fleet use. They are engineered to sustain weights of up to 50,000 pounds (per axle).

(per axle)

Compact & Portable

Two pairs of XL GoTreads are incredibly compact and easy to stow. We even offer an optional storage bag for ultimate portability. No fiddling with annoying mounting systems is needed. Just toss them in and go.

Multiple Configurations

For the trucking industry, we offer GoTreads as two pairs (a total of 4 tools). For most situations, place GoTreads under each tire across the axle. Two on each side. This will provide the greatest amount of surface area for grip. If you need a longer run of traction, place the GoTreads end to end. NOTE: When running GoTreads end to end, make sure the arched grooves are all facing the same way.


Don’t get stuck without them!

GoTreads – Large Vehicle Kit

Four tools with 58 inches of traction each.

Two XL Pairs
with carrying bags

$530 $399

Available in Red, Black, Orange, Blue or Hi-Vis

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GoTreads FAQ

We typically ship orders placed before 2pm central on the same business day.GoTreads are shipped from one of our two fulfillment centers in Kansas.

Orders over $99 ship free to the lower 48 states via UPS Ground or USPS Priority Mail.

Orders placed directly through our site come with a lifetime warranty by default. The warranty covers breakage of GoTreads in the unlikely event they break during normal use. We will repair/replace broken parts for the life of the product. Simply contact us with a photo of the broken part and your original order number and we will get it taken care of.

Yes! If your vehicle is 50,000 pounds or less, level away!

Pinto, Inc. is the family-owned and operated business behind GoTreads. We are 3 generations deep now and have been making GoTreads here in the Midwest since 1991.

Yes. We realize buying things sight unseen can be a challenge. If you receive your GoTreads and decide they aren’t for you, contact us back within 30 days of your order and we will arrange a return for GoTreads that are in new, unused condition.

The original invention came into existence in 1975. Many years of experience lead to the eventual launch of full manufacturing in 1991. Over the last 30 years of business, GoTreads have been used in all corners of the world in countless conditions. GoTreads will handle a broad range of conditions and have been proven many 1000’s of times over. No one can guarantee 100% success 100% of the time but we and our ever-growing customer base can attest to a very high success rate when using GoTreads for emergency traction.

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