On second thought, stop the trucking program...
Sunday April 12,2009
By Stuart Winter
THE giant road map of the United States, peppered with hundreds of dots, looks as if it has been pulled off the wall of a freight company.
From the Florida Keys to San Francisco, the spots stretch out along America’s great interstates, crossing the vast prairies and meandering through mountain ranges.
Any of the dots could mark a haulage centre, truck stop, burger bar or gas station.
Only the map’s location – at the FBI’s famous Quantico headquarters in Virginia – gives a clue to what each dot represents.
For the past five years, FBI crime analysts have been sifting through the archives of killings and tallying evidence against new murders along America’s major routes.
Today, 500 dots stretch across each of the Lower 48 States, representing the tragic toll o
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