truck·​ing ˈtrə-kiŋ How to pronounce trucking (audio)
: the process or business of transporting goods on trucks

Examples of trucking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, five of those ventures — three trucking companies, a limo service, and a gas station and truck stop — had folded within a decade, according to incorporation records in New Jersey. Marina Dias, Washington Post, 27 Nov. 2023 Warner had a trucking company and a farming business. Rudy Chinchilla, NBC News, 22 Nov. 2023 The Swedish autonomous trucking company Einride is using its cab-less electric delivery vehicles in Selmer, Tennessee, to move items from GE Appliances’ manufacturing plant to a warehouse. Umar Shakir, The Verge, 13 Nov. 2023 Safety vests left behind by Yellow workers at a terminal after the trucking company shut down over the summer. Paul Berger, WSJ, 8 Nov. 2023 Further investigation identified the two people as a trucking company employee and his female companion, according to court documents. Mike Levine, ABC News, 2 Nov. 2023 Photo: George Walker IV/Associated Press The collapse of one of the largest U.S. trucking companies is propping up competitors in a lean freight market. Paul Berger, WSJ, 31 Oct. 2023 If your phone tries to continue trucking with no local storage, you'll be inundated with all sorts of error messages. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 27 Oct. 2023 Prosecutors said dozens of cellphones seized during his arrest and during a massive bust a short time later at an Otay Mesa trucking yard uncovered the breadth of the family’s operation — huge stashes of guns, drugs and cash were found at San Diego warehouses and other locations. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1809, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trucking was in 1809

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“Trucking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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