News and Insight

Freight for Thought: ELDs WILL impact your construction and manufacturing shipping, but HOW?

Many of our manufacturing and construction partners are feeling anxious about the impending Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations coming into effect this December.  The information below puts the need-to-knows and widespread implications in laymen's terms for those industries that use trucks… Read More

Sunset Transportation earns Top 100 3PL and Top 10 3PLs to Watch distinction from Inbound Logistics

Sunset Transportation, a national logistics and freight payment service provider specializing in optimization and full-service supply chain management, has been named a Top 100 3PL by Inbound Logistics, as well as a Top 10 3PL to Watch. Sunset’s appearance on this industry-leading list is an ind… Read More

Jenn Wood talks best practices for insurance, claims, and risk in summer Commercial Transportation Litigation newsletter

Director of Corporate Risk & Support Jenn Wood provided insider 3PL commentary to the summer issue of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Commercial Litigation newsletter, giving us a glimpse of how to best work with a third party logistics company (3PL) from a legal perspective. Excerpts… Read More

Sunset quoted in July 14 issue of Transport Topics: Q2 Margin Compression Lingering

Carrier Manager Mike Fritz was quoted in this week's edition of Transport Topics, discussing the favorable market for carriers in the second quarter.  Shippers are advised to take note of the capacity trends happening in Q2, but also look ahead to Q3 and the opportunities in the spot market. "The… Read More

Freight for Thought: June market trends favor carriers

The pendulum began to swing in favor of carriers during the 2nd quarter of 2017.  Spot truckload freight availability (more freight than trucks) reached its highest point since September 2015 (63% YOY), leading carrier experts to believe the great “freight” recession is behind them. Shippers… Read More

Sunset Transportation Named to 2017 St. Louis Top Workplaces List

Sunset Transportation has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, based on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC.  Sunset is sole logistics winner in the Small Business category (149 employees or less), and shares this ach… Read More

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 states.  The article… Read More