News and Insight

Q&A: What’s App Follow-up and Freight for Thought with John Sutton

Following the release of “What’s App: How Tech Will Meet Truckload in 2017”, author John Sutton was solicited for commentary by Gartner, a global advisory firm that studies the effects forward-thinking technology has on different market sectors and the delicate economic “ecosystems” in whi… Read More

TL rates climbing; shippers should prepare for higher costs

Shipper alert:  trucks are harder to find this summer, and that trend doesn't seem to be slowing down through the busy holiday season. Reporting from our friends at DAT shows that prices are climbing as capacity shrinks.  Contributing factors include the annual Road Check week, high demand in t… Read More

Breaking down FSMA and SFTA – what you need to know about food transportation

  Given the April 6, 2017 date for general implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), transportation professionals have been scrambling to shore up their processes to meet compliance standards.  From farm to table, keeping human and animal foods safe from contamination duri… Read More

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

Carriers: International Road Check Week is June 6-8, 2017

Attention Carriers:  DOT's annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) roadcheck is occurring June 6-8, 2017. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 30th annual International Roadcheck will take place June 6-8, 2017. Over a 72-hour period, CVSA-certified commercial motor vehi… Read More

Sunset in the News: Flooding causes chaos for transport businesses

Our colleagues at the St. Louis Business Journal have shared Sunset Transportation's insights in the latest Transportation column, published on Friday, May 5.  Carrier Sales Manager Justin Danks is quoted on delays the springtime flooding caused across the midwest and southern state.  The article… 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