Kimble's a dispatcher at a Colorado trucking company. He also keeps track of the truckers' hours. Gus, the owner, has a reputation for working his drivers and himself past the legally allowed driving hours because he needs money. He's supporting a widow and her two children out of guilt because her husband died in a truck accident while working for Gus. Soon, the lonely widow learns that Kimble is single and becomes predictably infatuated. Meanwhile, Gus is so short of money that he can't afford the insurance premium on his trucks and he's in danger of losing his business. Gus gets an offer to commit insurance fraud to make a quick buck. He's tempted because then he can get his business back on track and get rid of the widow with one big payoff. Kimble likes Gus and tries to talk him out of it. Later, he learns that the authorities suspect something and rushes to warn Gus.
Jack Klugman returns, again playing a grouchy small business operator, (See "Terror at Highpoint"). Here's he's running a trucking company- and paying through the nose to the self-involved widow of a driver killed on one of his runs. He's known for bending the rules to keep his small-time operation afloat and the authorities are looking over his shoulder, which means they are also looking over the shoulder of his dispatcher, Richard Kimble, (also a similar job to one he had in the earlier episode). A sleazy crook played by Michael Constantine has a possible solution to Klugman's problems: set up a high-jacking for a cut of the proceeds. Klugman eventually gives into him and decides to drive the rig himself. Kimble finds out the authorities are onto the deal and have set up a trap. He jumps into another truck and an exciting chase results along a dangerous mountain road.
The final scene has a rare light touch. The widow's bratty kid hits him with a slingshot. Kimble turns around and spanks him, before moving on to William Conrad's deep dramatic, narration.
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