850 murders linked to truckers

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  1. Chinatown

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    Former assistant director of the FBI Frank Figliuzzi’s book, Long Haul – Hunting The Highway Serial Killers, is “a shocking journey to the dark side of America’s highways, revealing the FBI Highway Serial Killings Initiative’s hunt for the long-haul truckers behind an astonishing 850 murders–and rising.”

    The book digs into murders linked to truckers such as the “Truck Stop Killer,” and “The Interstate Strangler,” and even details more recent, less serial, murders by truckers, such as the murder of a former model by Tracy Ray Rollins Jr.

    Figliuzzi uses his 25-year career as an FBI agent to investigate some of the more gruesome cases, and even writes about his journey riding along with a (law-abiding) truck driver for thousands of miles as a way to better understand the trucking lifestyle and culture.

    “I rode over 2,000 miles with a long haul trucker,” Figliuzzi said, “Learning trucker habits and gaining an insider’s perspective into life on the road. It was truly illuminating and I definitely gained a lot of respect for the men and women who work hard to provide for their families. This profession is challenging and absolutely essential to our economy and these people who sacrifice time away from their families so they can provide for them deserve our respect.”

    The book is “gripping exploration of a violent, disordered world hiding in plain sight, and the heroes racing to end the horror. It will forever unsettle how you travel on the road.”

    “If you’re a trucker.. First, God bless you and what you do for the economy…” Figliuzzi says in a video promoting his book. “This book is for you.”

    It has an expected release date of May 28th, 2024.
     
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  3. Opus

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    Wow. 2000 miles, huh? Well, I guess that will tell you everything you need to know.
     
  4. buzzarddriver

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    850 murders divided by 3,500,000 drivers and how many are committed by the same driver? Seems like a per centage less than the average number of murders committed by society in general.
     
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  5. Flat Earth Trucker

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    Do murders committed during hometime count towards these homicide numbers?

    I'm a lazy driver and use all my time to drive, load, unload, inspect equipment, eat, fuel, shower, and sleep.

    Where do these guys find the time?
     
  6. cuzzin it

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    Unloading at Kroger dc and other grocery warehouses ?
     
  7. Flat Earth Trucker

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    Well, I suppose you do make a solid case.

    Unloading at the Fred Meyer distribution center in Clackamas, Oregon once, I did make the trek on foot to the nearby Domino's pizza.

     
  8. wifi_guru

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    Maybe they have the time when they have to sit 12 to 16 hours at shippers and receiver's lol
     
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