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 Some trucking companies are using data from electronic logging devices to switch to paying drivers based on time rather than miles driven. Paul Page, WSJ, "Today’s Logistics Report: YRC’s Heavyweight Aid; Fighting for Chips; Vetting Suppliers," 15 Jan. 2021 As a member of the ports authority board, Mr. Perdue voted repeatedly on infrastructure improvements that might have benefited his trucking business, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. New York Times, "Before Embracing America-First Agenda, David Perdue Was an Outsourcing Expert," 1 Jan. 2021 One company that tariffs did work on was TruckLabs, a startup that makes 9-foot panels that open up on the highway to cover the gap between the truck and the trailer, saving trucking companies thousands of dollars in per-truck fuel costs each year. Michael Braga, USA TODAY, "American manufacturers pine for home as COVID disruptions, Trump tariffs shake up supplies," 18 Dec. 2020 Industry organizations representing airlines, trucking companies and railroads were also quick to congratulate Buttigieg. Author: Ian Duncan, Michael Laris, Anchorage Daily News, "Biden says Buttigieg will play key role in rebuilding country after pandemic," 16 Dec. 2020 After returning to Chicago and spending a year in the trucking business and seven as a Cook County probation officer, Collins joined Henson’s staff in Champaign in 1983. Chris Boghossian,, "Jimmy Collins, the longtime Illinois assistant who later coached Illinois-Chicago to 3 NCAA Tournaments in 14 seasons, dies at 74," 13 Dec. 2020 Other top recipients included hotel chains, staffing firms, fast-food franchises and trucking companies. Dallas News, "PPP loans put $13.7 billion into the North Texas economy? Here’s who benefited from the stimulus program," 11 Dec. 2020 Republicans and Democrats in Congress grilled Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday over his agency’s $700 million loan to a troubled trucking company backed by a massive private equity company with White House ties. Washington Post, "Mnuchin defends controversial loan to private equity-backed firm in contentious Hill testimony," 10 Dec. 2020 According to the report, the Pentagon didn’t consider alternatives to using YRC, which is the fifth-largest trucking company in the country. Laura Davison,, "Watchdog Slams Pentagon for ‘Inexcusable’ Response About Loan," 1 Dec. 2020

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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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21 Jan 2021

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“Trucking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of trucking

: the business of transporting things in trucks

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