Meanwhile, school buses, trucking fleets, and delivery vehicles are being converted to run on compressed natural gas.
The trucking roads make it easier for predators to wipe out prey.
trucking is done by oxen; horses are never seen drawing heavy loads.
When the rains commence, the roads are impassable, and all trucking ceases.
trucking or the raising of vegetables, chiefly for the Northern market, is said to employ 700,000 freight cars in the season.
Duval had carried many messages for them and also done some trucking.
Nothing in the trucking way but mostly for society and circus uses.
Some day I'm going to have a trucking business of my own; there's good money in it.
Several "feeder lines" converge at Fargo and in addition there are a large number of trucking companies.
The tillage, as the author says, "is loamy and fine for trucking."
"vehicle," 1610s, "small wheel" (especially one on which the carriages of a ship's guns were mounted), probably from Latin trochus "iron hoop," from Greek trokhos "wheel," from trekhein "to run" (see truckle (n.)). Sense extended to "cart for carrying heavy loads" (1774), then in American English to "motor vehicle for carrying heavy loads" (1913), a shortened form of motor truck in this sense (1901).
There have also been lost to the enemy 6,200 guns, 2,550 tanks and 70,000 trucks, which is the American name for lorries, and which, I understand, has been adopted by the combined staffs in North-West Africa in exchange for the use of the word petrol in place of gasolene. [Winston Churchill, address to joint session of U.S. Congress, May 19, 1943]Truck stop is attested from 1956.
"to exchange, barter," early 13c., from Old North French troquer "to barter, exchange," from Medieval Latin trocare "barter," of unknown origin. Rare before 1580. Sense of "have dealings with" is first recorded 1610s. The noun is first recorded 1550s, "act or practice of barter." Sense of "vegetables raised for market" is from 1784, preserved in truck farm (1866).
"to convey on a truck," 1809, from truck (n.). Verbal meaning "dance, move in a cool way," first attested 1935, from popular dance of that name in U.S., supposedly introduced at Cotton Club, 1933. Related: Trucked; trucking.