News and Insight

Jul, 31 2020
LTL Update: From the desk of Steve Pandolfo

The following is an LTL update from Sunset’s Director of LTL Pricing and Procurement, Steve Pandolfo. LTL freight movers — you’re going to (or already have) read a lot of rhetoric about how “There is a ton of LTL capacity in the market” and “LTL pricing has stayed rational, which is positive for the health … Read More

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Jul, 30 2020
Sunset joins Salesforce and INC Magazine for July Webinar

Sunset was recently invited to speak on a late July Salesforce webinar, “The Big Shift: How to Thrive in a New Era of Business”, powered by INC. 5000. Over 600 companies dialed in to hear Tracy Meetre, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Sunset Transportation, and Enrique Ortegon, Senior Vice President of SMB Sales at Salesforce, discuss how to fuel growth, deepen relationships, and build a culture of change … Read More

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Jul, 08 2020
Freight Insight for Week of July 6

Thanks for tuning in to Sunset’s weekly market outlook column. 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 8 call: FREIGHT VOLUMES & CAPACITY Capacity is difficult to secure this week. Shippers volumes … Read More

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Jun, 22 2020
Are you ready for USMCA to take effect July 1?

Sunset Mexico & Canadian Shippers: The replacement for NAFTA, known in the U.S. as USMCA, will take effect July 1, 2020.  This will affect ALL SHIPMENTS flowing through U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico.  The new trilateral trade agreement is known in Canada as CUSMA; in Mexico it is known as T-MEC. How does it … Read More

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Jun, 17 2020
Freight Insight for Week of June 15 and USMCA Taking Effect July 1

Thanks for tuning in to Sunset’s weekly market outlook column. 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 17 call: USMCA EFFECTIVE JULY 1 USMCA’s main change is that certificates or origin to … Read More

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Jun, 05 2020
Update on New FedEx and UPS Peak Surcharges

Sunset is passing along news from FedEx and UPS, concerning their recent surcharge policies on small parcel shipments.  For questions, contact Sunset’s Director of LTL Pricing and Procurement, Steve Pandolfo, or Director of Strategic Account Management, Jill Gross. Via FedEx.com: We [FedEx] implemented this surcharge due to the various COVID-19 containment restrictions issued in countries … Read More

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Jun, 03 2020
Freight Insight for Week of June 1

Thanks for tuning in to Sunset’s weekly market outlook column. 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 3 call: FREIGHT VOLUMES Freight volumes are generally tapering off the first week of June; … Read More

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May, 20 2020
Freight Insight for Week of May 18

Thanks for tuning in to Sunset’s weekly market outlook column. As we keep our eyes on the road ahead, our Managing Directors are sharing insight from the team’s regular internal market calls. Trends and discussions range from seasonal manufacturing and agriculture trends that affect available capacity to general insight into outside factors affecting freight volumes. … Read More

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May, 08 2020
TIA Issues Statement in Response to Statement on Price-Gouging by Brokers

MAY 8, 2020 – ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – Transportation Intermediaries Associations (TIA), the largest association representing third-party logistics (3PLs) companies, released today the following statement from President & CEO Robert A. Voltmann, CAE, in response to President Donald J. Trump’s comments regarding perceived price-gouging by transportation brokers: We were disappointed to see President Trump’s comments this morning … Read More

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May, 06 2020
Freight Insight for Week of May 4

Thanks for tuning in to Sunset’s weekly market outlook column. As we keep our eyes on the road ahead, our Managing Directors are sharing insight from the team’s regular internal market calls. Trends and discussions range from seasonal manufacturing and agriculture trends that affect available capacity to general insight into outside factors affecting freight volumes. … Read More

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Apr, 22 2020
Freight Insight for Week of April 20

Thanks for tuning in to Sunset’s new market outlook column. As we keep our eyes on the road ahead, our Managing Directors are sharing insight from the team’s regular internal market calls. Trends and discussions range from seasonal manufacturing and agriculture trends that affect available capacity to general insight into outside factors affecting freight volumes. … Read More

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Apr, 01 2020
Crucial Freight News from Sunset: UPDATED April 8

Below are the most crucial updates impacting your freight amidst the COVID19 pandemic, updated as of 2:00p, Wednesday April 8. TRUCKLOAD & LTL CAPACITY: Truckload capacity is readily available this week nationwide. Essential product movement southbound to Mexico is picking up. It’s possible Mexican borders will shut down completely pending spread of COVID-19. Freight volumes are … Read More

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