Senior editor William B. Cassidy covers trucking for The Journal of Commerce. He is based in Washington, D.C.

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The labor dispute that clogged West Coast ports with containers for months is still shaping freight markets, speakers at the JOC Inland Distribution Conference say, months after a contract was signed and the freight logjam broke.

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