truck·load | \ˈtrək-ˈlōd, -ˌlōd\

Definition of truckload 

1 : a load or amount that fills or could fill a truck

2 : the minimum weight required for shipping at truckload rates

3 : a large amount truckloads of money

Examples of truckload in a Sentence

the guy who marries her is in for a truckload of misery

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The orders are spread across fleets of all sizes, as carriers big and small move to take advantage of a forecast 4% increase in truckload freight in 2018, said Don Ake, FTR’s vice president of commercial vehicles. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Heavy-Duty Truck Orders Soared 76% in February," 5 Mar. 2018 UPS Freight is the fifth-largest such less-than-truckload carrier in the U.S. by revenue, according to SJ Consulting Group Inc. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "UPS, Teamsters Reach Tentative Deal on Trucking Labor Contract," 13 July 2018 That's the equivalent of 367,000 to 489,000 truckloads — with an additional cost of $283 million. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Mississippi River lock and dam system is critical to the economy. But it's falling apart fast.," 1 June 2018 Naples used sand by the truckloads to improve the beach., "Globe South Commentary," 11 May 2018 The tanker was the first of eight truckloads of juvenile Chinook salmon that California fisheries officials were bringing to the Elkhorn Boat Launch north of Sacramento throughout the day. Ryan Sabalow, sacbee, "A million salmon were released into the Sacramento River. So why are anglers unhappy? | The Sacramento Bee," 2 May 2018 And a Gilbert non-profit, Wildhorse Ranch Rescue, has donated truckloads of water and two 2,500-gallon water tanks, among other supplies. Alex Devoid, azcentral, "Volunteers care for Navajo wild horses during drought, despite overpopulation concerns," 13 July 2018 Authorities have narrowed their search for the body of a Florida hairdresser missing since May, zeroing in on a Georgia landfill where local police and FBI agents are combing through truckloads of trash. Chris Harris,, "Police Search Landfill for Missing Florida Hairdresser — and Coworker Seen Discarding Trash Bag Is Suspect," 10 July 2018 At one point, prisoners were fed corn dogs at every meal for about three months, after two area sheriffs had bought a truckload of sausages at a bargain price. Alan Blinder, New York Times, "Alabama Moves to Limit Sheriffs From Pocketing Jail Food Money," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of truckload

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of truckload

: a load that fills a truck

: a large amount of something

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