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

Definition of trucking

: the process or business of transporting goods on trucks

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Yet, though most Americans may not think highly of trucking, Sikhs regard it as a prestigious career. The Economist, "An all-American industry changes the all-American way," 3 May 2018 The company provides trucking, freight brokerage, warehouse management and online fulfillment to customers including IKEA, Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and Zara owner Inditex SA . Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "XPO Logistics Dropped Acquisition Bid After Short-Seller Report, CEO Says," 13 Mar. 2019 Workers with special skills in information technology, manufacturing and construction or those in industries grappling with labor shortages, like trucking and construction, are seeing the biggest jumps in starting pay. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "Here are the jobs where new graduates are in demand, getting salary hikes," 20 May 2018 In markets as diverse as electricity, railroads, radio, airlines, taxis, oil, natural gas, finance, trucking, television, health care, and pharmaceuticals, regulations can favor the powerful status quo players over upstarts and average Joes. Matthew Mitchell, star-telegram, "'This is a moral issue': Sports wagering has an unlikely foe | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 17 May 2018 So this is like long-haul trucking essentially, right? Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Verge science reporter Loren Grush on Too Embarrassed to Ask," 24 Apr. 2018 Moroun built an economic empire based on trucking, real estate and toll collecting, making himself one of the richest men in the U.S. . Detroit Free Press, "Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel (Matty) Moroun eyes 'twilight deal' as his son rises," 22 Mar. 2018 The classic action comedy about trucking and boozing came in second only to Star Wars in terms of 1977’s year-end box office, and solidified Reynolds’s image as an affable-yet-roguish good ol’ boy, equal parts charm and rugged masculinity. Aja Romano, Vox, "Burt Reynolds, ’70s icon and movie star, is dead at 82," 6 Sep. 2018 Foster’s concept includes adding new hyperloop infrastructure to every major port, which would replace current trucking and rail connections to quickly and efficiently move cargo to nearby distribution centers in cities. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "This is the best possible use for hyperloop," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of trucking

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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