OTIS

Vote Sunset for Top 10 3PL!

News and Insight

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

Read more
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

Read more
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

Read more
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

Read more
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

Read more
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

Read more
Apr, 01 2020
Crucial Freight News from Sunset: UPDATED April 8

Below are the most crucial updates impacting your freight amidst the COVID19 pandemic, updated as of 2:00p, Wednesday April 8. TRUCKLOAD & LTL CAPACITY: Truckload capacity is readily available this week nationwide. Essential product movement southbound to Mexico is picking up. It’s possible Mexican borders will shut down completely pending spread of COVID-19. Freight volumes are … Read More

Read more
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

Read more
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

Read more
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

Read more
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

Read more
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

Read more