truck·​ing | \ˈtrə-kiŋ \

Definition of trucking 

: the process or business of transporting goods on trucks

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On October 20, 2014, Chicago police approached McDonald after getting reports of someone breaking into vehicles in a trucking yard. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "Jason Van Dyke found guilty of second-degree murder for 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald," 5 Oct. 2018 And a number of startups are also working on autonomous or semi-autonomous trucking technology. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Uber’s controversial self-driving truck division shuts down," 31 July 2018 Heading overseas The two got together and plunged into a world of manufacturing, prototypes, specs, shipping schedules, tariffs, forklifts and trucking. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here’s how two 'ordinary' Milwaukee-area men created a unique, dual-wheeled bicycle. The next challenge? Trying to sell them.," 11 July 2018 At issue is a 35-acre Saia Inc. trucking terminal along Midlothian Road north of Winchester Road. Rick Kambic,, "Mundelein loses appeal in truck stop lawsuit, will petition Illinois Supreme Court," 26 June 2018 Europe has also struggled to electrify its trucking fleet, even going so far as to build an ‘electric road’ that can provide power to trucks driving on it. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Germany Likely to Miss Emissions Target for 2020," 18 June 2018 That’s particularly true in the trucking industry, which is battling a worsening driver shortage amid rising demand for consumer goods and just-in-time shipments. Andrew Khouri,, "Latest minimum wage hike comes as some employers launch bidding wars for scarce workers," 1 July 2018 Molteni The long-haul trucking industry is rumbling toward a crisis. Staff, WIRED, "WIRED’S Predictions for Bots, Blockchains, Crispr, and More," 22 May 2018 With an electric hauler that can go up to 500 miles without stopping for a recharge, Tesla is revolutionizing the trucking industry one big rig at a time. Wayne Risher, USA TODAY, "Tesla lands Fedex order for its electric big rig trucks," 26 Mar. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of trucking

: the business of transporting things in trucks

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