Sorcerer was not the first American take on The Wages Of Fear. Though there’s no formal credit for the novel (or the film), the gritty 1958 B-picture Violent Road (with the working title Hell’s Highway) was clearly inspired by it. It makes great use of Lone Pine locations.
A group of truckers, led by Brian Keith, transport trucks loaded with rocket fuel to a remote launch site, across treacherous mountain roads.
Unfortunately, Violent Road is almost impossible to find on video (and the bootleg copies are unwatchable).