We did it!

News and Insight

Jan, 14 2021
Freight Insights for Week of January 11

The following insights are taken from a weekly discussion between Sunset’s nine US/MX branches. 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 January 13 call: FREIGHT VOLUMES & CAPACITY Capacity is tight, continuing the … Read More

Read more
Jan, 13 2021
Steve Pandolfo speaks on $70B holiday e-commerce returns and implications for the transportation industry

Sunset’s Director of LTL Pricing and Procurement, Steve Pandolfo, spoke with the St. Louis Business Journal on the record-breaking $70.5 billion holiday e-commerce returns and what this means for the transportation industry. The e-commerce surge can be largely attributed to the rise in online sales due to COVID-19. Excerpt: The industry is specifically in need … Read More

Read more
Jan, 07 2021
Sarah Eggleston talks managing parcel delays in January #SunsetSays

Sunset’s Director of Sales & Sales Operations, Sarah Eggleston, discusses parcel shipment delays and offers ways to prepare for a saturated freight market as we begin 2021. Summary Due to the implications of COVID-19, 2020 saw a record-breaking year in terms of volume. Coupled with the fact that a lot of passenger aircrafts are grounded, … Read More

Read more
Jan, 05 2021
January 2020 US/MX Cross-Border Update

*Update provided in English and Spanish. CBP announces empty cargo trucks movement by Colombia. Customs and Border Protection will send empty trucks of cargo from Mexico to the US, through the International Bridge “Solidaridad” border of Colombia, Nuevo Leon with Laredo, Texas. This proposal went into effect on December 7, 2020 and will last until … Read More

Read more
Dec, 20 2020
The Keys to Rapid Growth with Lindsey Graves

Featured in McLeod Software’s December issue of The Dispatch magazine, Sunset’s CEO Lindsey Graves weighed in on the guiding forces behind Sunset’s rapid growth over the past 15 years. Investing in culture, people, and technology has allowed Sunset to boost annual revenue from $17 million to $190 million. Excerpt: Sunset’s company culture has been the … Read More

Read more
Dec, 19 2020
December 2020 US/MX Cross-Border Update

*Update provided in English and Spanish. Sundays will no longer be a headache for Drivers on Bridge 3.  Beginning October 25, 2020, a pilot program with a duration of 90 days was started, devised by the Central Administration of Customs Operation of Nuevo Laredo.  The program includes an extension of time for importations and exportation … Read More

Read more
Dec, 17 2020
Liberty Baugher talks ocean capabilities in December #SunsetSays

Sunset’s International Manager, Liberty Baugher, takes a minute to share a short case study of a complex customer move — a 4-container ocean shipment using specialized containers, crane loading/unloading, weighing 56,262 pounds.  Summary The shipment discussed here was unique because it used every type of container in the industry – standard, high cube, open top, … Read More

Read more
Dec, 12 2020
FedEx Zip Code Surcharges and New ORM-D Classification Changes

FedEx Zip Code Surcharges On January 18, 2021, they will start imposing pickup/delivery surcharges on specific zip codes in the US.  They have been the only carrier in the LTL industry to not impose these types of charges already.  Attached is a list of each affected zip code.  The breakdown is 6,929 zip codes which … Read More

Read more
Dec, 09 2020
Freight Insight for Week of December 7

Thanks for tuning in to Sunset’s market outlook column. The following insights are taken from a weekly discussion between Sunset’s seven branches. 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 December 9 call: FREIGHT … Read More

Read more
Nov, 18 2020
Scouting for Food Update: Changes for 2020

The Greater St. Louis Area Council has made the difficult decision to forgo the traditional one-day blue bag collection this year in favor of safety and keeping to St. Louis guidelines on gatherings during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “After careful consideration of the rapidly rising COVID-19 cases, and to ensure alignment with the rapidly changing … Read More

Read more
Nov, 17 2020
LTL Classification Changes Effective December 12, 2020

The Public meeting of the Commodity Classification Standards Board of the NMFTA took place on 10/6/2020. The downloadable document below details all the changes that were approved and will become effective on 12/19/2020. Sunset customers should be aware of several classifications which will affect your shipments, specifically the following: 1.) AUTOMOBILE PARTS GROUP: subject to … Read More

Read more
Nov, 11 2020
Freight Insight for Week of November 9

Thanks for tuning in to Sunset’s market outlook column. The following insights are taken from a weekly discussion between Sunset’s seven branches. 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 November 11 call: FREIGHT … Read More

Read more