truck·ing | \ˈtrə-kiŋ \

Definition of trucking 

: the process or business of transporting goods on trucks

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Most experts believe that the first industry to be affected by autonomous driving will be the trucking sector. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "This electric driverless logging truck can carry up to 16 tons of timber," 12 July 2018 That’s where Bolsonaro, who rose in the polls last week following a trucking strike (despite Brazil beating Mexico) according to the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper, could get an edge. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "'Brazil's Donald Trump': World Cup fate impacts far-right presidential candidate," 6 July 2018 While Spirit stopped rover in 2009, Opportunity has kept trucking, but is solar-powered, so the dust storm has forced the rover to go into a power-down mode. Richard Tribou,, "Giant mountain on Mars rises above massive dust storm," 5 July 2018 On the Massport property, Millennium had until the end of May to begin work on one of two buildings: a fish processing center for Stavis Seafoods, and a trucking depot for Boston Freight Terminals. Jon Chesto,, "Massport puts Seaport parcel up for grabs again," 29 June 2018 They are drawn from the land in one place, run through factories in another, and processed in the massive logistics hubs of ports, rails, trucking networks, and warehouses. Jedediah Purdy, The New Republic, "The Remaking of Class," 27 June 2018 Moroun’s interest in rail and trucking transport led to the purchase, a spokesman said at the time. Washington Post, "AP news guide: Ford’s plans for Michigan Central station," 17 June 2018 The station has been owned by Moroun, a trucking mogul and owner of the Ambassador Bridge, since 1995. Dan Austin And Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Archive: Once crown jewel, Detroit train station now symbol of ruin," 11 June 2018 In other matters, the committee recommended that the board approve amendments to its overweight permit regulations to meet the concerns of the Will Grundy Contractors Association and trucking associations. Susan Demar Lafferty, Daily Southtown, "Will County eyes five years of road work," 11 June 2018

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1809, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of trucking

: the business of transporting things in trucks

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