News and Insight

Scouting for Food: November 11 & 18, 2017

It's time once again for the largest one-day food drive in the country, organized by the Greater St. Louis Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America -- Scouting for Food 2017!  Sunset is ready to break more records this year (to beat 2.2 million items of food gathered in 2016) during collection d… Read More

Sunset in the News: Hurricanes spur spike in freight rates for St. Louis firms

    While extensive parts of the U.S. have experienced severe hurricane and wildfire disruptions in recent weeks, a predictable upturn in freight rates has resulted from closures, delays, and capacity redirected toward hurricane relief efforts.  The St. Louis Business Journal re… Read More

Mick McGrory celebrates 20 years at Sunset

An important facet of our organization has officially celebrated 20 years with Sunset Transportation on October 1.  Mick McGrory has been a crucial part of the growth and maturity of Sunset; not only is he a fixture in St. Louis logistics, but an unwavering friend, mentor, and colleague.  We adore… Read More

EPA SmartWay Certified; seven years and counting

Did you know Sunset has an EPA certification? For the seventh year in a row, Sunset Transportation is an EPA-certified SmartWay Logistics Partner.  As a Partner, we contribute and receive access to critical fuel and transportation performance data, as well as maintaining stronger, higher-performi… Read More

Awards Season: Sunset a triple Top 3PL winner and six-time INC 5000 Fastest Growing Company

In early August, Sunset Transportation was pleased to announce our appearance on the Inbound Logistics magazine Top 100 3PL and Top 10 3PLs to Watch; a goal we were very proud to achieve. In addition to these honors, Sunset has been named to multiple other top lists, including: America's 100… Read More

Carriers take note; CVSA extends penalty of putting drivers OOSC for ELD violations

Published by Food Logistics magazine:  "The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced Monday it will postpone putting drivers out-of-service (OOSC) for not complying with the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate until April 1, 2018, though the mandate takes effect on Dec. 18. CVSA… Read More

Freight for Thought: ELDs WILL impact your 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