- Associated Press - Friday, November 21, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Truckers have ended a weeklong series of strikes at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and agreed to discuss their differences with the companies employing them.

A spokeswoman, Barb Maynard, says truckers for the last two companies hit by picketing - Pacer Cartage and Harbor Rail Transport - voted Friday to end a walkout that began Monday.

Maynard says a staggered series of strikes over the past eight days hit seven companies.

A truce was brokered by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

The strike involved several hundred truckers, out of thousands that service the nation’s busiest port complex.

Port officials have said cargo continued to flow.

The truckers’ action came as the dockworkers union and shipping lines negotiate a new contract for about 20,000 West Coast workers.

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