News and Insight

Aug, 12 2020
Q3 2020 LTL Capacity Outlook

In order to manage current LTL market conditions, Sunset LTL shippers should be aware of the daily capacity and pricing challenges we’re seeing firsthand as COVID-19 measures continue. These challenges are plentiful and often cause a (supply) chain reaction; many customers have already begun to see the effects. The following is a comprehensive list of … Read More

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Aug, 06 2020
JOC Intermodal Savings Index: 2Q20

The Journal of Commerce (JOC) provides an in-depth quarterly report into the US intermodal market to facilitate conversations between shippers and logistics companies about transportation modal decisions. The JOC Intermodal Savings Index — the Spot Index and the Contract Index — measures how much an average shipper should anticipate saving on the rail versus over-the-road … Read More

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Jul, 30 2020
Sunset joins Salesforce and INC Magazine for July Webinar

Sunset was recently invited to speak on a late July Salesforce webinar, “The Big Shift: How to Thrive in a New Era of Business”, powered by INC. 5000. Over 600 companies dialed in to hear Tracy Meetre, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Sunset Transportation, and Enrique Ortegon, Senior Vice President of SMB Sales at Salesforce, discuss how to fuel growth, deepen relationships, and build a culture of change … Read More

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Jul, 08 2020
Freight Insight for Week of July 6

Thanks for tuning in to Sunset’s weekly market outlook column. Trends and discussions range from seasonal manufacturing and agriculture trends that affect available capacity to general insight into outside factors affecting freight volumes. Below is a summary of the July 8 call: FREIGHT VOLUMES & CAPACITY Capacity is difficult to secure this week. Shippers volumes … Read More

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Jun, 22 2020
Are you ready for USMCA to take effect July 1?

Sunset Mexico & Canadian Shippers: The replacement for NAFTA, known in the U.S. as USMCA, will take effect July 1, 2020.  This will affect ALL SHIPMENTS flowing through U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico.  The new trilateral trade agreement is known in Canada as CUSMA; in Mexico it is known as T-MEC. How does it … Read More

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Jun, 17 2020
Freight Insight for Week of June 15 and USMCA Taking Effect July 1

Thanks for tuning in to Sunset’s weekly market outlook column. Trends and discussions range from seasonal manufacturing and agriculture trends that affect available capacity to general insight into outside factors affecting freight volumes. Below is a summary of the June 17 call: USMCA EFFECTIVE JULY 1 USMCA’s main change is that certificates or origin to … Read More

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Jun, 05 2020
Update on New FedEx and UPS Peak Surcharges

Sunset is passing along news from FedEx and UPS, concerning their recent surcharge policies on small parcel shipments.  For questions, contact Sunset’s Director of LTL Pricing and Procurement, Steve Pandolfo, or Director of Strategic Account Management, Jill Gross. Via FedEx.com: We [FedEx] implemented this surcharge due to the various COVID-19 containment restrictions issued in countries … Read More

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Jun, 03 2020
Freight Insight for Week of June 1

Thanks for tuning in to Sunset’s weekly market outlook column. Trends and discussions range from seasonal manufacturing and agriculture trends that affect available capacity to general insight into outside factors affecting freight volumes. Below is a summary of the June 3 call: FREIGHT VOLUMES Freight volumes are generally tapering off the first week of June; … Read More

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May, 20 2020
Freight Insight for Week of May 18

Thanks for tuning in to Sunset’s weekly market outlook column. As we keep our eyes on the road ahead, our Managing Directors are sharing insight from the team’s regular internal market calls. Trends and discussions range from seasonal manufacturing and agriculture trends that affect available capacity to general insight into outside factors affecting freight volumes. … Read More

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May, 08 2020
TIA Issues Statement in Response to Statement on Price-Gouging by Brokers

MAY 8, 2020 – ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – Transportation Intermediaries Associations (TIA), the largest association representing third-party logistics (3PLs) companies, released today the following statement from President & CEO Robert A. Voltmann, CAE, in response to President Donald J. Trump’s comments regarding perceived price-gouging by transportation brokers: We were disappointed to see President Trump’s comments this morning … Read More

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May, 06 2020
Freight Insight for Week of May 4

Thanks for tuning in to Sunset’s weekly market outlook column. As we keep our eyes on the road ahead, our Managing Directors are sharing insight from the team’s regular internal market calls. Trends and discussions range from seasonal manufacturing and agriculture trends that affect available capacity to general insight into outside factors affecting freight volumes. … Read More

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Apr, 22 2020
Freight Insight for Week of April 20

Thanks for tuning in to Sunset’s new market outlook column. As we keep our eyes on the road ahead, our Managing Directors are sharing insight from the team’s regular internal market calls. Trends and discussions range from seasonal manufacturing and agriculture trends that affect available capacity to general insight into outside factors affecting freight volumes. … Read More

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