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 fifth time in five years, landing in the #5 spot.

Sunset is a privately-owned St. Louis company; their corporate headquarters in Sunset Hills is home to more than 160 employees (and hiring!). The growing logistics company has eight (8) branch offices in the U.S. and Mexico.

Sunset joins nine (9) global logistics industry leaders on the 2022 list:

2022 List

  1. Echo Global Logistics ($3.74B)
  2. Hub Group ($2.01B)
  3. Kenco ($947M)
  4. SEKO ($2B)
  6. Werner Enterprises ($622.5M)
  7. DHL Supply Chain ($5.01B)
  8. UPS Supply Chain Solutions ($14.6B)
  9. Ryder ($246M)
  10. R2 Logistics ($275M)
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*revenues listed are 2021 freight brokerage gross annual revenue as reported by public sources.

From customers, to carriers, and logistics partners, Sunset embraces a relationship-style of doing business. Sunset continues to keep the culture of helping one another a priority and thriving on efficiency and continuous improvement.  These traits have proven crucial with supply chain disruptions from a global pandemic over the past two (2) years. Sunset customer Best Diamond Packaging says, “Sunset Transportation is at the top because of their customer service and dependability.

Sunset remains committed to their customers changing needs while making sure safety and flexible solutions are effectively communicated. Hillside Fabricators adds, “Sunset goes above and beyond in assisting with preconstruction, last-minute shipping changes, permits, and discussions with municipalities.

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Article excerpt:

Shippers have rolled with supply chain disruption and upheaval for the past two years and turned to third-party logistics (3PL) providers for support and service in a pinch. The 3PLs grabbing a Top 10 3PL Excellence Award delivered – and then some.

Casting nearly 12,500 votes, our audience has dished it out: These are the service providers who are tops when it comes to reliability and responsiveness. The 3PLs on this short list have helped shippers weather uncertainty and unpredictability, overcome material shortages and capacity concerns, and scale the peaks and valleys of demand volatility.

Readers often name “customer service” and “excellent communication” as reasons for voting for the 3PLs on this list.  Many survey takers land that top spot holders for going “above and beyond.”

These award-winning 3PLs help shippers get the job done, with meticulous attention to detail and the ability to troubleshoot as needed.

Each year, Inbound Logistics editors select the best logistics solutions providers by carefully evaluating submitted information, conducting personal interviews and online research, and comparing that data to our audience’s burgeoning global supply chain and logistics challenges. 

IL editors selected this year’s class of Top 100 3PLs from a pool of more than 300 companies. The service providers we selected are companies that, in the opinion of the editors of Inbound Logistics, offer the diverse operational capabilities and experience driving efficiency and operational excellence for today’s demand-driven enterprises. 

Inbound Logistics, the demand-driven logistics magazine, is the leading multi-channel content provider targeted toward business logistics and supply chain managers. Inbound Logistics’ mission is to provide the information and solutions enabling companies of all sizes to become demand-driven enterprises by speeding and reducing inventory and supporting infrastructure, and better matching demand signals to supply. More information is available at