- Since yesterday, we have seen a fair bit of traffic on the roads here and lorries and trucks carrying food, water, medicines.
- The highway roads carry cars and trucks from the suburbs into the city.
- A waste disposal lorry and a pick-up truck crashed on a narrow bridge, blocking a main road.
- Graduating from high school in 1956, I went to work unloading freight from trucks and boxcars for $40 a week.
- In some European countries, if coal is transported in open railway trucks the top is sprayed with a solution of lime.
- From here the visitors were taken outside to the railway siding where railway trucks would deliver the raw materials and despatch the completed wireless telegraphy equipment.
- Here we discuss an accident that occurred in a warehouse due to the negligence of a forklift truck driver.
- We offer a range of warehouse equipment, including reach trucks, stackers, powered pallet trucks, order pickers and turret trucks.
- Your job as a forklift truck operator would be to load and unload goods deliveries, and move them to and from storage areas in a warehouse or depot.
- He has a line on a set of trucks - the wheels and suspension that a railcar rides on - that would fit his car.
- It was discouraging to find that even in the lightweight era a set of trucks weighed nearly 10 tons each and equaled one-third of the car's total weight.
- This car rides on a set of trucks built by the ERRS.
- Then Luke built our four-man skateboard by putting trucks on the bottom of a plank of plywood.
- The axle of the truck is a rod the goes from one end of the hangar to the other and sticks out on both sides.
- I ride for Seek skateboards, Nike, Venture trucks, Gold wheels, and Traffic clothing.
- The main lifting halyard uses a single revolving truck/pulley, while the yard arm and gaff halyards are suspended by marine grade stainless steel pulleys.
- First, the sheaves at the masthead truck will need to be replaced because they're wire-sized and the new rope halyard will have a larger diameter.
- The ensign is flown from the peak or truck of the mast, except when directed to be flown at hair-mast.
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- The heavy trucking industry has shown a lot of interest in the process.
- The first independent initiative required is an immediate bombing pause so food can be trucked in and delivered to the people.
- In keeping with his relatively conservative economic philosophy, he deregulated the airline and trucking industries and took steps to decontrol the prices of natural gas and oil.
- He later moved to Winnipeg where he trucked for Allied Van Lines for 36 years, travelling most of North America.
- He trucked for many years, hauling livestock and grain.
- He trucked on through the grass to the fans lining the sides and made sure that each person that wanted a picture or an autograph got one.
- We trucked on through, and made it back....but it was not a pretty sight.
Middle English (denoting a solid wooden wheel): perhaps short for truckle1 in the sense 'wheel, pulley' The sense 'wheeled vehicle' dates from the late 18th century.
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- The future of truckage companies lies in providing a more efficient and cost effective transport service.
- We are able to handle variety type of cargoes and we provide the most comprehensive truckage routing and costing programs to suit your needs.
- Throughout the volume, there are more general accounts of the form for merchandise, bills receivable and payable, cash, profit and loss, storage, and truckage.
- Following Adam Smith, humans have a natural tendency to barter, truck, and trade.
- There was little currency available so that payment in kind, barter and truck were widespread.
- The urge to barter and truck was strong enough to push goods over two thousand miles.
- The Commissioners inquired into the truck system and how it applied to mining, and collected information on the arrestment of wages, which was considered just as injurious to the working-class in Scotland.
- Following a petition of some west-country weavers, an Act was passed in 1702 forbidding the payment of wages in truck.
- Payment of wages in "truck" was abolished.
- Farmers sold vegetables from their truck gardens at harvest time.
- Later they tried organic truck crop production on the Frey farm, but this was difficult, being so far from urban areas.
- There are fruit trees and a little truck garden.
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- Usually it is the male members of the family who walk or transport the buffaloes into Bolu; it is men who purchase and who truck, barter and exchange the buffaloes.
Middle English (as a verb): probably from Old French, of unknown origin; compare with medieval Latin trocare.
have (or want) no truck with
- Avoid or wish to avoid dealings or being associated with: we have no truck with that style of gutter journalismMore example sentences
- It suggests that speedy determination is something that future generations may not thank us for, and something that more thoughtful, mainstream architects should have no truck with.
- This means, among other things, having no truck with market research, PR companies, management consultants, etc.
- The junior minister had only just been telling us that she was having no truck with those that would claim ignorance at this stage of the game.