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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Last week, Knight-Swift boosted its fourth-quarter profit guidance and increased its outlook for the first quarter of 2019, citing operating improvements at its Swift trucking business. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Truckers See Momentum Slowing Heading Into 2019," 21 Jan. 2019 The suspect then went to a residence nearby the trucking business and fatally shot two residents, the paper said. Bradford Betz, Fox News, "Gunman kills 5--including wife-- before turning gun on himself, Bakersfield authorities say," 13 Sep. 2018 With two years on his contract left, Mueller wasn’t viewed internally as the right man to implement sweeping change, including a possible spin-off of the trucking business, said the people. Chris Reiter,, "VW’s Diess Goes From Lame Duck to Top Dog in Two Years," 11 Apr. 2018 In the broader category of transportation and warehousing, which also includes trucking and other industries as well as delivery workers, more jobs were posted than were filled in April. Author: Ann D'innocenzio, David Koenigap, Anchorage Daily News, "Faster delivery of nearly everything is the next big thing," 1 July 2018 His own grandfather, Fred Griffin, helped break color barriers in trucking by becoming a freight checker and later, a driver. Cristina B Bolling, charlotteobserver, "Meet the Charlotte native who's the new historian at Levine Museum of the New South | Charlotte Observer," 11 May 2018 Yet the chances that batteries will rapidly displace diesel in trucking are slim. The Economist, "Plugging awayOpportunities are opening for electrified commercial vehicles," 15 Feb. 2018 In fact, one day that might be the last jobs available in over-the-road trucking. Ed Wallace, star-telegram, "The Real Infrastructure Plan," 3 Feb. 2018 McKinsey Global Institute put out a report with the possibility of 1.5 million jobs lost in trucking over the next 10 years. Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, "Could Self-Driving Trucks Be Good for Truckers?," 1 Feb. 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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