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 The trucking industry has been working to recruit more women in a bid to broaden its hiring pool. Ben Casselman, New York Times, "Job Market Shows Resilience, Quieting Recession Fears," 1 Nov. 2019 In response to the migrant deaths in Texas, the Border Patrol in April 2018 launched a program to warn the public and the trucking industry specifically about the dangers of using commercial vehicles to smuggle humans, Bidegain said. Daniel González, azcentral, "Border Patrol sees spike in migrants hidden in semitrucks, which can be a dangerous practice," 28 Oct. 2019 But trucking industry officials says the rules are unnecessary due to other truck engine rules already in place or which are phasing in over the next few years. Paul Rogers, The Mercury News, "Smog checks required for big trucks, under new law signed by Newsom," 20 Sep. 2019 Amazon’s actions will likely be a pivotal moment for the EV trucking industry. Michael J. Coren, Quartz, "Amazon orders 100,000 electric delivery trucks, doubling the fleet in Europe and North America," 19 Sep. 2019 One illustration of the last point can be found in the trucking industry, which has drawn scrutiny from law-enforcement officials. Rene Chun, The Atlantic, "Modern Life Has Made It Easier for Serial Killers to Thrive," 10 Sep. 2019 On Friday, new amendments addressed the concerns of the trucking industry, which has filed suit in federal court seeking to overturn the Dynamex decision and had deployed caravans of protesting drivers to circle the capital. Los Angeles Times, "A bill giving workplace protection to a million Californians moves one step closer to law," 30 Aug. 2019 Wreaths Across America reaches out to trucking companies, whose drivers volunteer their time to go to Maine to get the wreaths and drive them to the locations where these events are being held. Lois Szymanski,, "Wreaths Across America spreads tradition honoring veterans to more Carroll County cemeteries," 11 Nov. 2019 After retiring from the Dundalk company in 1985, he was named operations manager of the Durrett Shepphard Steel Co. and subsequently was appointed vice president of George Transfer Inc., a Parkton trucking company. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, "Roger B. Hayden, former Baltimore County executive and longtime county school board member, dies," 25 Oct. 2019

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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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5 Dec 2019

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“Trucking.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 5 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of trucking

: the business of transporting things in trucks

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