Jules Dassin's Thieves' Highway is no The Wages of Fear, but that's no indictment against Dassin or the film itself. We just have a high bar for films about truck drivers after discovering Clouzot's classic early in Lost in Criterion.
Instead, 1949's Thieves' Highway is an American postwar film about a returning soldier suddenly disillusioned with the corruption he encounters at home. In that way it feels like Kurosawa's postwar works like Stray Dog. It's also, perhaps, a critique of unchecked capitalism, so no wonder it got Dassin blacklisted.