bucking cases onto delivery truck


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‘It is, isn’t it? Did you go to college, Ben?’
‘I tried. Liberal arts. But everybody seemed to be playing an intellectual game of capture-the-flag –you too can find an ax and grind it, thus becoming known and loved. Also, I flunked out. When Conway’s Daughter sold, I was bucking cases of Coca-Cola onto delivery trucks.’
Source: Salem's Lot by Stephen King
Context: This conversation is between Ben and Matt. Ben is an writer; already published 3 novels. Matt is the English teacher at the school.

What does bucking mean?

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