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
Recent Examples on the Web The water, which comes from household toilets and drains and is sifted, filtered and disinfected, is a bargain, at $6.76 a truckload. New York Times, 18 July 2021 Another full truckload will go to Texas from Wauwatosa on Wednesday. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 Mar. 2021 FedEx’s Freight division offers less-than-truckload services, in which cargo from multiple shippers is combined in a single trailer. Thomas Gryta, WSJ, 24 June 2021 This isn't the first time thieves have tried to take off with pistachios or other nuts in this region by the truckload. Rachel Trent And Brisa Colón, CNN, 22 June 2021 The greatest shortage of truckers is in the segment known as truckload carriers, which move trailer-size shipments of freight long distances. Chris Isidore, CNN, 29 May 2021 Yellow is one of the largest U.S. operators in less-than-truckload shipping, a transport niche critical to retail and industrial supply chains, in which operators combine shipments from multiple customers on a single trailer. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, 31 May 2021 The Lift SuperStore buys lifts by the truckload to help lower freight costs. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 May 2021 That truckload of cash comes on top of the $290 million allocated to reconstruct the 79th Street Rotunda (a cylindrical structure with a roadway on top and — in the past, anyway — a restaurant below) and the Boat Basin. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 12 May 2021

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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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24 Jul 2021

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“Truckload.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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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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