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Mar, 25 2020
Crucial Freight News from Sunset: UPDATED March 25

Below are the most crucial updates impacting your freight amidst the COVID19 pandemic, updated as of 2:00p, Wednesday March 25. TRUCKLOAD & LTL CAPACITY: Capacity remains tight, uncertain,and day-by-day. Peak of panic buying might be behind us, slowly but surely. Freight is moving slightly easier across the country. Grocery freight capacity has loosened, however supply … Read More

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Mar, 16 2020
Sunset remains fully operational during COVID19; FAQs available

These are concerning and uncertain times given the daily changes surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.  Sunset Transportation will remain fully operational to serve you, while keeping our employees safe and accessible.  We have contingency plans in place to ensure business continuity, especially as our customers in critical industries like food, beverage, and consumer products are staying … Read More

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Feb, 28 2020
3 Must-Do Practices for Shipping Construction Materials Like a Pro

From the desk of Scott Griffith, Logistics & Project Management Supervisor The on-time delivery of construction materials directly affects productivity and scheduled commitments on behalf of the general contractor, subcontractors, and tradesmen.  Ensuring your materials and heavy equipment arrive when expected seems like an obvious component to maintaining tight schedules, but several moving parts exacerbate … Read More

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Jan, 13 2020
UPDATED: We Have Moved! Sunset Transportation Purchases 45,000 Square Feet Building in Sunset Hills

Sunset Transportation has purchased a three-story building in Sunset Hills, Missouri, growing from 14,000 square feet in two locations to 45,000 square feet of usable space for its St. Louis headquarters.  The building is currently being completely renovated and redesigned for the growing 3PL, with expected move-in during February 2020.  ST. LOUIS – Sunset Transportation, … Read More

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Jan, 09 2020
7 Things to Know about USMCA

Sunset is following the current USMCA (a “new” NAFTA) and its potential impacts on import and export activities for its member countries of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Below are seven (7) things to know as this important regulation is being negotiated: The deal is extensive and all-encompassing. The USMCA comprises 34 chapters and governs more … Read More

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Jan, 08 2020
UPDATED: 2020 Industry Predictions and Regulatory Updates

2020 is here; Sunset is preparing our customers with a few market updates going into what could be an unfavorable market for spot brokerage. Class 8 Truck Orders Down YOY When it comes to rates and truckload (TL) carrier capacity, 2019 has been a shipper’s market.  The year began with an over-capacity of trucks due … Read More

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Dec, 28 2019
#FlashbackFriday: Women in Trucking and Lindsey Graves chat on SiriusXM Road Dog Trucking channel

This past spring, Sunset’s own Lindsey Graves was honored as a finalist for the Distinguished Women in Logistics award, a prestigious honor bestowed on women who promote the achievements of women in the transportation industry. With that honor, Lindsey had the opportunity to chat with Ellen Voie, President of the Women in Trucking (WIT) organization, … Read More

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Dec, 19 2019
Lindsey Graves Earns Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award for Distinguished Service

Lindsey Graves accepted the Boy Scouts of America’s Silver Beaver Award on behalf of Sunset Transportation, the highest recognition a Boy Scout council can bestow on a volunteer. Lindsey Graves was honored to receive the 2019 Silver Beaver Award in December, accepting on behalf of Sunset Transportation for 16 consecutive years of providing volunteer logistics service … Read More

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Dec, 13 2019
via Inbound Logistics: Sunset brings visibility to customers through LOGIK platform

Sunset was recently interviewed for the “3PLs Add Value” feature article in the latest edition of Inbound Logistics, with Tracy Meetre, vice president of marketing and sales, weighing in on what makes us unique in a competitive 2020 logistics marketplace. Sunset emphasizes shipper visibility as a hallmark of our 3PL service; a common thread among … Read More

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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, 22 2019
Sunset Earns 1st FreightWaves FreightTech 100 Award

On October 21, 2019, FreightWaves published their list of FreightTech 100 winners — for the first time, Sunset has made the 2020 list! Thank you — we’re proud to be among these freight technology innovators!   The FreightTech 100 highlights the most innovative and disruptive companies across the freight industry, featuring both cutting-edge upstarts and … Read More

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