News and Insight

Aug, 11 2022
Sunset Transportation named #5 Top 3PL Provider in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive year

Inbound Logistics readers, shippers, and logistics professionals have voted Sunset Transportation into the #5 spot on the 2022 list of elite 3PL providers. ST. LOUIS, MO – Sunset Transportation, a certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBENC), second-generation third party logistics (3PL) company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, was voted into the Inbound Logistics Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards for the … Read More

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Aug, 08 2022
JOC Intermodal Savings Index: 2Q22

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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Aug, 03 2022
Sunset Transportation Earns C-TPAT Certification

Sunset Transportation joins an exclusive group of less than 1% of all U.S. logistics companies who hold Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) certification. By working with a C-TPAT-certified 3PL, shippers are ensured their northbound cross-border freight adheres and is subject to U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) policies and procedures in over ten (10) … Read More

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Aug, 01 2022
Sunset Chooses Parade to Strengthen Carrier Relationships and Expand Capacity

Sunset Transportation is proud to partner with Parade, the leader in capacity management software for freight brokers, to ensure our carriers are shown the best loads, allowing the brokerage to source and secure capacity more strategically and better than before. Parade aggregates carrier information across multiple channels, including Sunset’s internal data, carrier preferences and power … Read More

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Jul, 29 2022
July 2022 US/MX Cross-Border Update

The following report was written by the Sunset Transportation cross-border team, stationed at the World Trade border in Laredo / Nuevo Laredo and Querétaro, MX. Insights are drawn from multiple sources, including our in-house transportation experts and industry data. https://www.dat.com/https://www.freightwaves.com/ Transactional and Committed Markets As we continue to move into the fall of 2022, the … Read More

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Jul, 19 2022
Freight Insights for July 2022

The following insights are provided by Sunset’s Strategic Account Management team. 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 insights: DOMESTIC Capacity National Average price of Diesel at $5.43/gal as of 7/18/2022. Van load … Read More

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Jul, 11 2022
CVSA: Operation Safe Driver Week begins

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week began on Sunday and runs from July 10-July 16, 2022. Operation Safe Driver Week is a seven-day safe-driving campaign aimed at reducing unsafe driver behaviors through educational and traffic enforcement strategies and interactions with law enforcement. The Operation Safe Driver program: Targets unsafe driving behaviors … Read More

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Jun, 29 2022
Freight Insights for June 2022

The following insights are provided by Sunset’s Strategic Account Management team. 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 insights: DOMESTIC Capacity National Average price of Diesel at $5.79/gal as of 6/27/2022.  Van load … Read More

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Jun, 28 2022
June 2022 US/MX Cross-Border Update

The following report was written by the Sunset Transportation cross-border team, stationed at the World Trade border in Laredo / Nuevo Laredo and Querétaro, MX. Insights are drawn from multiple sources, including our in-house transportation experts and industry data. https://www.dat.com/https://www.freightwaves.com/ Transactional and Committed Markets As we head into the summer of 2022, all three truckload … Read More

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May, 20 2022
Freight Insights for May 2022

The following insights are provided by Sunset’s Strategic Account Management team. 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 May insights: DOMESTIC Capacity National average price of Diesel surged to $5.61/gal as of 05/16/2022. National … Read More

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May, 16 2022
Special edition: #SunsetSays talks carrier selection

In conjunction with the May 17-19, 2022 International Roadcheck week, Director of Corporate Support John Sutton talks carrier selection and dishes on a key ingredient in Sunset’s “secret sauce” — safety. What does Sunset do to ensure we work with only the highest quality of carriers? Sunset’s Corporate Support team manages contracts with partner carriers … Read More

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May, 06 2022
JOC Intermodal Savings Index: 1Q22

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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