News & Articles

May, 11 2018
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 550 other winners and … Read More

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May, 03 2018
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 using cryptography.  They provide three important aspects to transactions: Security:   the blockchain is … Read More

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Apr, 30 2018
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 subject to additional charges. Please notify your Sunset … Read More

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Apr, 25 2018
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 … Read More

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Apr, 23 2018
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•​​LOGIK to check on payment status benefits all parties! For a quick “how-to” get started with the Freight•LOGIK registration process, click HERE.   … Read More

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Mar, 30 2018
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Mar, 28 2018
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 support.  Read the full article by clicking HERE. Excerpt from JOC.com:  

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Mar, 25 2018
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.

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Mar, 13 2018
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.

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Feb, 22 2018
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 officer, Lindsey Graves, who we’re proud to announce … Read More

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Feb, 19 2018
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 digital edition PDF.  Page numbers reference the publication page, not the PDF page: … Read More

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Feb, 19 2018
The only thing certain in 2018 is uncertainty…

Before setting course in 2018, it behooves supply chain professionals to take a high-level glance back at the road traveled in 2017 and understand how we got to where we are today. 2017 At a Glance Freight volumes increased upwards of 4.7% over 2016 Class 8 tractor sales were 50% better in July and … Read More

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