truck·​load | \ ˈtrək-ˈlōd How to pronounce truckload (audio) , -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

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Examples of truckload in a Sentence

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

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Union membership at trucking companies has fallen dramatically since interstate trucking was deregulated in 1980, and is now largely confined to the less-than-truckload, or LTL, sector. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Trucker YRC, Teamsters Tumble Toward Contract Deadline," 20 Mar. 2019 The company is the 19th-largest U.S. carrier in the less-than-truckload sector, with revenue of $402 million in 2017, according to SJ Consulting Group. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Trucker New England Motor Freight Files for Bankruptcy, Plans to Shut Down," 11 Feb. 2019 Element Pointe, which has $400 million in assets under advisement, is also looking to scoop up shares of truckload carrier Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc., Mr. Dominguez said. Jessica Menton, WSJ, "Transports Are Rallying but Aren’t Yet Sending ‘An All Clear’ on Economy," 11 Feb. 2019 Carrying that much fuel (89 truckloads of liquid oxygen, 28 trailer-loads of liquid hydrogen, and 27 rail cars full of kerosene) caused a number of problems with combustion stability. Alex Hollings, Popular Mechanics, "The Saturn V Story: From Nazi Roots to America's Moon Rocket," 6 Feb. 2019 In amidst the largely cautious coverage is a truckload of confusion over the details. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "Being a morning person might have some health advantages," 12 Nov. 2018 Nearly all the goods that enter Gaza arrive through Kerem Shalom: Through the first six months of 2018, according to United Nations figures, 48,424 truckloads of goods were imported there. New York Times, "Unable to Stop Flaming Kites, Israel Moves to Choke Off Gaza Commerce," 9 July 2018 Eventually Cruz delivered his work in two and a half truckloads – each with 40-foot-long containers. Bob Shallit, sacbee, "‘Nothing here is cookie cutter.’ New Zócalo eatery filled with one-of-a-kind design," 28 Jan. 2018 Kevin Knight, executive chairman of Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc., the largest U.S. truckload carrier, said in an email. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Supply Chains May Shift if U.S. Follows Through on Mexico Border Closing," 28 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of truckload

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of truckload was in 1862

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English Language Learners Definition of truckload

: a load that fills a truck
informal : a large amount of something

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