News and Insight

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 more than … 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

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

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

COO Lindsey Graves named to 2018 St. Louis Business Journal 40 Under 40 List

#### As our footprint grows on a national scale, Sunset is working hard to make sure employees succeed together, guided by strong examples set by our leadership team and management.  Setting the course and steering us towards another big year in 2018 is our newly appointed chief operating office… Read More

Sunset featured in Inbound Logistics January 2018 edition

  Find Sunset in the January 2018 issue of Inbound Logistics!  Access the digital edition and see what we're saying about the necessity of technology and transportation management systems (TMS):   To view Sunset's specific mentions, visit the following pages within the digita… Read More