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Nov, 18 2020
Scouting for Food Update: Changes for 2020

The Greater St. Louis Area Council has made the difficult decision to forgo the traditional one-day blue bag collection this year in favor of safety and keeping to St. Louis guidelines on gatherings during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “After careful consideration of the rapidly rising COVID-19 cases, and to ensure alignment with the rapidly changing … Read More

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Nov, 17 2020
LTL Classification Changes Effective December 12, 2020

The Public meeting of the Commodity Classification Standards Board of the NMFTA took place on 10/6/2020. The downloadable document below details all the changes that were approved and will become effective on 12/19/2020. Sunset customers should be aware of several classifications which will affect your shipments, specifically the following: 1.) AUTOMOBILE PARTS GROUP: subject to … Read More

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Nov, 11 2020
Freight Insight for Week of November 9

Thanks for tuning in to Sunset’s market outlook column. The following insights are taken from a weekly discussion between Sunset’s seven branches. 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 November 11 call: FREIGHT … Read More

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Nov, 11 2020
JOC Intermodal Savings Index: 3Q20

The Journal of Commerce (JOC) provides an in-depth quarterly report into the US intermodal market to facilitate conversations between shippers and logistics companies about transportation modal decisions. The JOC Intermodal Savings Index — the Spot Index and the Contract Index — measures how much an average shipper should anticipate saving on the rail versus over-the-road … Read More

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Oct, 14 2020
Freight Insight for Week of October 12

Thanks for tuning in to Sunset’s market outlook column. The following insights are taken from a weekly call between all branches 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 October 14 call: FREIGHT VOLUMES … Read More

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Oct, 08 2020
Jose Minarro talks US/MX cross-border challenges from World Trade Bridge in Laredo.

In preparation for Q4, Sunset’s Managing Director in Laredo, TX shares an outlook on Northbound and Southbound capacity as COVID continues to make freight waves. Has your US/MX freight been impacted by these issues? Sunset’s cross-border experts will be discussing this topic and more during the SCOPE Virtual Supply Chain Summit on November 9. Director … Read More

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Oct, 06 2020
WIT Top Companies for Women to Work For Includes Sunset for the First Time

Sunset is very pleased to announce our first-time appearance on the Women in Trucking Top Companies for Women to Work For list in 2020. Sunset was chosen for the list of 90 companies from national freight business sectors including motor carriers, third-party logistics companies, and original equipment manufacturers. Our family-centric model contributed to our nomination. We’re … Read More

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Oct, 05 2020
Sunset + Descartes Case Study Showcases Freight Technology Maximization

Curious about the inner workings of Sunset’s technology and service? Through our longtime collaboration with Descartes and their MacroPoint tool, Sunset has been able to accomplish a multitude of improvements to visibility and execution for OTR modes. View the full case study HERE. Excerpt: The solution’s AI-driven capacity matching tool also automatically matches open customer … Read More

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Oct, 02 2020
2021 Freight Market Outlook

In conjunction with Stifel Transportation & Logistics Equity Research, Sunset presents insight into the Q4 2020 and 2021 freight market, capacity, and COVID-19 impacts. The remainder of 2020 and 2021 look to be more complex with a fast-paced shift occurring in how freight moves across domestic and international markets. From a joint discussion between Sunset … Read More

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Sep, 25 2020
Sunset comments on the shift of remote employees becoming more efficient in logistics

From Transport Topics, featuring Sunset Vice President of Strategic Account Management, Mick McGrory. In a joint interview with Sunset partner, Descartes, Mick McGrory, Sunset vice president of strategic account management recently discussed how advanced tools are making the most of collaboration among a new normal of remote employees. Approximately 50% of Sunset’s national employees are … Read More

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Sep, 24 2020
Mining Freight Payment Data Insights with Sunset Transportation

Published on September 24, 2020, Sunset weighed in on the importance of a shipper’s freight data in managing your logistics program in the latest issue of Inbound Logistics. Like all sectors of the economy, freight bill audit and payment programs continue to evolve amidst technological advances, COVID-19, and mounting pressure to perform while reining in … Read More

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Sep, 09 2020
Case Study: Improving Visibility with Sunset and Tacony Corporation

Sunset has been featured in a case study written by Inbound Logistics, sharing continuous improvement in our collaboration with logistics management customer, Tacony Corporation. Tacony is a Missouri-based manufacturer and wholesale distributor of a diverse range of products, including sewing machines, vacuum cleaners, and commercial floor care products. With a need for greater visibility and … Read More

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