News and Insight

Submit your vote for Sunset Transportation!

Do you think Sunset is as great as we do?  Shout it from the rooftops!   Sunset's year is off to a great start, thanks largely in part to our awesome customers and staff.  As a result, we are reaching for the stars and vying for a spot on the Inbound Logistics top 100 3PL list publishing in Ju… Read More

What’s App: How Tech Will Meet Truckload in 2017

Sunset's Truckload and Heavy Haul Analyst John Sutton weighs in on the access-economy apps and how they may affect the 3PL industry in the coming months.   The cloud of the autonomous access economy, or “uberization” has been looming over the third party logistics industry since the mid-2000… Read More

Carrier Safety: FMCSA withdraws plans to create new safety ratings

In late 2015, Sunset's regular opinion column, Freight for Thought, focused on the impending FAST Act, and one of the key pieces of that Act detailed how the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) planned to investigate and potentially revamp the safety fitness determination (SFD) for… Read More

Sunset Attends Transportation Megaconference XII – March 8-10, 2017

Between March 8-10, 2017, hundreds of transportation attorneys, claims professionals, and legal representatives ascended to New Orleans, LA for the Transportation Megaconference XII alongside Sunset’s General Counsel and Safety Manager Jennifer Wood.  This program, first held in 1993, is spon… Read More

2017 Inbound Logistics Planner Released; Submit your RFP now!

Sunset is proud to announce our presence in the 2017 edition of the annual Inbound Logistics Planner and RFP tool! Through our partnership with the widely-respected Inbound Logistics publication, Sunset is excited to bring you more opportunities to submit requests for proposals and information… Read More

Attention Missouri exporters: current shippers need apply!

For Current Missouri Exporters: The U.S. Small Business Administration awarded the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) $634,000 through its STEP program to help small businesses enter and succeed in the international marketplace.  Missouri will use STEP award funds to support elig… Read More

Sunset in the News: St. Louis firms record surge in freight volumes

Sunset Transportation is excited to be featured in the St. Louis Business Journal's latest Transportation column, published on Friday, February 17.  Vice President Tracy Meetre is quoted on the growth of shipments, RFP's, and overall demand for freight capacity, and the article can be found online… Read More

What’s your supply chain resolution for 2017?

Resolutions are hard to stick to, but we're trying to make it easy through continuous improvement!   Resolutions....we all make them.  Do we need to cut some fat?  Sure, but not in the way you're thinking. This year, Sunset is committed to lean logistics practices, especially when it com… Read More

What logistics concerns keep you up at night?

What's keeping Sunset up at night?  Well, a lot of things, but when it comes to logistics, it's about consistency.    When posed the question of what keeps Sunset up at night, we think about the bigger picture.  Regardless of outside factors, Sunset believes in keeping our customers on an e… Read More

Local Sunset Branches Donate to 2016 Holiday Giving Initiatives

  Sunset's Grand Haven, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri offices donate to non-profit organizations during the 2016 holiday season, both benefiting needy children in their communities.   Grand Haven: Marine Corps Reserve Lakeshore Toys for Tots Sunset's Grand Haven office made good use of… Read More

Sunset Transportation Supports Scouting for Food in Record-Breaking Year

Sunset celebrates our 13-year partnership with the Greater St. Louis Area Council Boy Scouts of America and the St. Louis Food Bank to orchestrate a record-breaking Scouting for Food event in 2016, totaling $2.24M food items donated to feed the hungry in our community   ST. LOUIS, Missouri… Read More

Branch Spotlight: Jack Powers joins Traffic Club of Chicago

  Sunset is proud to announce the new membership of Sunset's Chicago branch Managing Director Jack Powers to the Traffic Club of Chicago (TCC) in 2017. Through this membership, we hope to personally connect and develop relationships with our greater Chicago-area peers in multi-modal tran… Read More