trucking

noun
truck·​ing | \ ˈtrə-kiŋ How to pronounce trucking (audio) \

Definition of trucking

: the process or business of transporting goods on trucks

Examples of trucking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Waymo is viewed as a front-runner to surge ahead in autonomous trucking. Rich Blake, Forbes, 17 June 2022 Widespread covid lockdowns in China have created congestion at Asian sea ports, and rising gas prices have driven up the cost of trucking. Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, 18 May 2022 Hops are in good supply, but the grains used to make beer are having a moment of difficulty in recent harvest quantities, and the cost of delivery is getting more expensive due to fuel prices and availability of trucking. Kevin Mcgee, Rolling Stone, 17 May 2022 The rising operating costs are hitting those operators just as base shipping prices on trucking’s spot markets are dropping on wavering freight demand. Paul Page, WSJ, 12 May 2022 There are a half a dozen divisions of trucking [affected]. Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2022 President Biden and Transportation Secretary Buttigieg speak on trucking and the U.S. supply chain. ... NBC News, 4 Apr. 2022 In that post, Kuri fought to have bike lanes installed on the Detroit-Superior Bridge, a proposal that was partially realized after heavy opposition by industries reliant on trucking, based in the nearby Flats District. cleveland, 5 Jan. 2022 Our supply chains suffer from outdated labor-relations law, a 250 percent tariff on truck chassis, and environmental regulations that prevent capacity expansion and increase the costs of trucking. The Editors, National Review, 15 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of trucking

1809, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trucking was in 1809

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Last Updated

26 Jun 2022

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“Trucking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trucking. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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