Dan Rather Reports

Season 5 Episode 19

Haul or High Water

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Jun 08, 2010 on HDNet
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Haul or High Water
(6/8/10) Over the past thirty years, trucking has exploded into a giant $650 billion industry that is very much the lifeblood of our economy. But the big rigs that once embodied the workingman’s American dream have become what one economist calls sweatshops on wheels. We’ll find out why truckers are working 90-hour weeks and going broke -- while consumers are pocketing big savings and Wall Street investors are banking big profits. It’s a story about true American grit and hardworking people....free markets and fading hopes. Tonight you’ll experience long haul life first hand because we’re riding shotgun with a truck driving man. So climb aboard, buckle up…moreless

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