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

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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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Lots of gaming deals, but some big names missing As has been the case in the past, Black Friday will bring a truckload of video game discounts across retailers. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "Dealmaster: The Black Friday 2018 tech deals that might actually be worth buying," 18 Nov. 2018 The local grocery store delivered a truckload of paper goods. Clare Ansberry, WSJ, "After Tragedy, How Survivors Cope," 30 July 2018 Law enforcement left the truckload of cheese danishes. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Cheese danish shipping, warrantless GPS trackers, and a border doctrine challenge," 2 Sep. 2018 On Friday, Mnangagwa's government had to pull back three truckloads of riot police who were trying to prevent a news conference by Chamisa challenging the outcome. Andrew Meldrum, Fox News, "Zimbabwe's 'Crocodile' faces tough challenges as president," 3 Aug. 2018 Over the past five years, the carrier has focused on improving profitability, replacing dozens of top managers and selling off some units outside its core truckload business, Mr. Fuller said. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Trucker U.S. Xpress Makes Second Public Debut," 14 June 2018 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

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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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