Gas Prices Screw Nev. Brothels

Shed a tear for the lonely trucker... or don't
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2008 11:00 AM CDT
Rob Daniels sees the end result of $4.99 per gallon for diesel fuel for his fleet company truck for a $175.01 total at a gas station Thursday, June 19, 2008, in Green Valley, Ariz.    (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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(Newser) – Here's one more casualty of soaring oil prices: Nevada brothels catering to lonely truckers are seeing business plummet. Sky-high diesel prices means that long-haul truckers have less discretionary income, so many brothels are offering promotions to give business a boost. At one establishment, customers get double what they pay for if they use a government stimulus check.

"We're calling it double your stimulus," says brothel owner Dennis Hof. "The brothel industry is having to get more creative just like all consumer products in America." (Read more brothel stories.)