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

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There’s a silver lining in every sky-high stack of containers — if you’re an expedited trucking company. For carriers that move goods quickly by any and all means possible, the container logjam that built up during the West Coast port labor dispute was simply a bonanza.

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