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Dec, 09 2019
Will Celadon Bankruptcy Impact Truckload Markets?

In the wake of Celadon’s bankruptcy news, Sunset’s vice president of sales and marketing, Tracy Meetre, provides insight into what’s next for truckload shippers, and what to expect heading into 2020. Effects of Celadon Bankruptcy On National Truckload Market 2019 has been a challenging year for truck drivers and their employers. Approximately 640 trucking companies … Read More

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Nov, 18 2019
Sunset Transportation Scouts for Food in 2019

Sunset is proud of our 16-year partnership with the Greater St. Louis Area Council Boy Scouts of America and the St. Louis Food Bank, as we successfully transported over 614,000 pounds of donated food in the one-day Scouting for Food drive on November 16, 2019. On Nov. 16, 2019, hundreds of Greater St. Louis Area … Read More

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Oct, 01 2019
Sunset Transportation Opens Laredo, TX Office, Adds Cross-Border Customs Solutions to Service Portfolio

Sunset Adds Cross-Border Customs Brokerage Network and Laredo Warehouse to International Service Portfolio ST. LOUIS – Sunset Transportation, a Top 10 privately-owned third-party logistics company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is proud to announce the grand opening of a new branch office and warehouse space at the Laredo, TX and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico border. The … Read More

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Sep, 17 2019
UPDATE: Tariffs are HERE.

UPDATED September 17, 2019: President Trump announced via twitter that the increase of additional 5% tariffs on Chinese goods scheduled for October 1st has been delayed to October 15th. This delay impacts Chinese goods captured on Lists 1, 2 and 3, and does not impact goods captured by List 4 or those that have received … Read More

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Sep, 13 2019
Fast 50 Achieved!

Sunset named to St. Louis Business Journal 50 Fastest Growing Companies What’s that about “logistics firms” making a splash in the #Fast50? Sunset is proud to be among the fastest growing St. Louis companies, as named by the St. Louis Business Journal this week. Rankings will be announced in the Oct. 11 issue of the Business … Read More

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Sep, 04 2019
Award Season 2019 Shines on Sunset

Sunset is proud to share a few recent wins (aside from being named #8 Top 3PL Provider) in both industry and local circles, serving as a testament to our commitment to niche markets and expanding service capabilities: #3794 on the 2019 INC 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list, marking Sunset’s 7th appearance on this diverse national … Read More

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Sep, 01 2019
Jose Minarro featured in Estrategia Aduanera August issue

Showcasing Sunset’s latest cross-border service offering, and newest branch office now open in Laredo, Texas, Managing Director Jose Minarro was interviewed by the popular Mexican logistics publication, Estrategia Aduanera (Customs Strategy) in the August 2019 edition.  Jose’s experience in US/MX customs is an exciting addition to the Sunset family, and the text found below is … Read More

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Aug, 24 2019
TIA reports on Q2 3PL and Shipping Trends

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) has released its Second Quarter 2019 TIA 3PL Market Report with commentary from TIA’s Chief Economist, Noël Perry with the following key results that relate to Sunset shipping customers: The results show that participants’ total shipments decreased compared to Q2 2018 and gross margin percentage experienced an increase of 250 … Read More

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Aug, 23 2019
Case Study: Sunset + Information Builders = Success

Sunset has spent 2019 working diligently to further improve shipment visibility for customers, many who have already begun taking advantage of our new LOGIK platform (full rollout of finished product coming October 2019). In partnership with Information Builders, a nationally recognized business intelligence (BI), analytics, and data management solutions company, we have been able to … Read More

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Aug, 12 2019
Sunset Transportation Named Top 10 3PL Provider, Rising to #8 on National List

Inbound Logistics readers, shippers, and logistics professionals have voted Sunset Transportation into the #8 spot on the 2019 list of elite 3PL providers. ST. LOUIS, MO – Sunset Transportation, a privately-owned third-party logistics company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, was voted into the Inbound Logistics Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards for the second time in two years, landing in … Read More

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Aug, 01 2019
Support the movement of international goods with TIA

Sunset Transportation, along with the Transportation Intermediaries association (TIA) need your help supporting business and the movement of goods between the U.S., Canada and Mexico should the U.S. withdraw from NAFTA.  The United States freight market benefits greatly from having a trade agreement between our neighbors to the north and south, and in the first … Read More

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Jul, 11 2019
Another one bites the dust!

We want to make our customers aware that LME, Inc (formerly known as Lakeville Motor Express) a player in the Midwest regional trucking market, ceased operations suddenly on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Posted on their website today, “Effective immediately LME will no longer be accepting any pickups”. It is the second LTL regional trucking bankruptcy … Read More

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