News and Insight

Sunset Transportation Makes Four-Peat Appearance on St. Louis Top Workplaces List

  In good company with 150 of St. Louis’s top workplaces, Sunset is excited to be named #53 on the Post-Dispatch’s 2018 list. Sunset Transportation, a privately-owned third-party logistics company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is proud to announce a four-peat nomination to the… Read More

St. Louis freight network & Lindsey Graves highlighted in May issue of Inbound Logistics

The St. Louis freight network is a growing hub for infrastructure and logistics and was the subject of a special feature in the May issue of Inbound Logistics, including commentary by Vice President of Operations Brian Pierce and Chief Operating Officer Lindsey Graves.  Both Brian and Lindsey … Read More

Vote NOW: Help Sunset become a Top 3PL in 2018!

  Cast your vote now in the Inbound Logistics Readers' Choice Top 3PL Excellence Awards Survey and help make Sunset Transportation a Top 3PL in 2018! Each year, Inbound Logistics' annual Readers' Choice Top 10 3PL Excellence survey gives shippers a chance to give back to the providers that… Read More

Sunset Transportation earns #153 spot on Top 150+ Privately Held Companies List

  Sunset is very proud to announce our inclusion on the Top 150+ Privately Held Companies List, by the St. Louis Business Journal at number 153 (our first appearance on the list!).  To celebrate, 20 Sunset team members attended the unveiling event at Busch Stadium on Thursday, May 10 with m… Read More

People are talking. Talking ’bout “blockchain”.

  Buzzwords come and go, but the term "blockchain" is one to learn, especially in transportation. What is it? First, let’s discuss the very basic nuts and bolts of the blockchain.  A blockchain is a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured us… Read More

LTL Shippers Alert: Potential Shipment Length Changes

  Quick alert from Sunset's Strategic Account Management team: LTL carriers have been implementing rule changes to limit the total length and piece length of shipments. As a general rule, shipments greater that 12 linear feet, or with single items that are longer than 8 feet may be subje… Read More

Full Implementation of the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Rule – April 2018

  At the time of this writing, one of the biggest news stories is a nationwide outbreak of E. coli cases due to contaminated romaine lettuce. This national news is a very timely reminder of the FDA rules that apply to food supply chains. If you are a food shipper or in any way handle cons… Read More

Factoring Companies Can Now Check Payment Status Through Freight•LOGIK

  Sunset's Business Operations and Financial Services teams have just released new functionality for factoring companies and carriers to check payment status for their loads via our Freight•LOGIK web portal. Directing carriers and factoring companies to Freight•​​LOG… Read More

Freight for Thought: What advice would you give your younger self about supply chain management?

What WOULDN'T we tell younger selves if we could?   Supply chains have changed significantly since Vice President of Strategic Accounts, Mick McGrory, began in logistics 25 years ago.  But given the option, he would tell his younger self to be an early adopter of change: Thanks again… Read More

In the news: Sunset quoted in JOC article, “More double-brokering ups threat to US truck shippers”

  Published on March 28, 2018, the Journal of Commerce tackles a touchy subject regarding uptick in double-brokering.  Sunset contributed to this article with expert commentary from  Tracy Meetre, vice president of sales and marketing, and Jenn Wood, director of corporate risk and suppo… Read More

Shippers Take Note: ELD Implementation Deadline is April 1, 2018

Shippers should take note of the likely crunch in truck capacity when the ELD mandate enters its final deadline for compliance April 1, 2018. Quick Facts Beginning April 1, 2018, any driver who is not ELD-compliant will face the following when caught by law enforcement: Placed out of se… Read More

Podcast now available: Lindsey Graves featured in Thriving Launch series

  Tune in to hear Sunset Transportation's chief operating officer and second generation owner discuss workplace culture, and how important it is to lead by example. Sunset's own Lindsey Graves was recently featured on a national podcast series entitled, "Thriving Launch", where th… Read More