While driving through the Arizona desert, Albuquerque based independent trucker Martin Penwald - who goes by the
handle "Rubber Duck" - along with his fellow truckers "Pig Pen" and "Spider Mike", are entrapped by unscrupulous
Sheriff Lyle "Cottonmouth" Wallace using a key tool of the trucker's trade, the citizens' band (CB) radio.
Rubber Duck and Cottonmouth have a long, antagonistic history.
When this encounter later escalates into a more physical one as Cottonmouth threatens
Spider Mike, a man who just wants to get home to his pregnant wife, Rubber Duck and other the truckers involved,
including Spider Mike, Pig Pen and "Widow Woman", go on the run, figuring the best thing to do is to head
to New Mexico to avoid prosecution. Along for the ride is Melissa, a beautiful photographer who just wanted a ride to the airport.