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Experience, Tradition, Excellence

We’re always looking for trail blazers. We’re dedicated, hardworking and committed to outstanding values and excellence. If you’re interested in joining our growing team, please complete an application below.

 
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AVAILABLE POSITIONS

CDL Class A Truck Driver

Description: Class A Company Truck Driver wanted for our Waste Division

 

Job Description

 We are seeking career minded experienced CDL truck drivers to join our Waste Transfer Team. Must be organized, detail-oriented, and comfortable working independently. A clean driving record and experience as a commercial truck driver is a must. Teamster benefits included.

Benefits of working at Sunset Cartage

  • Competitive weekly pay.
  • Home daily, local routes, well maintained vehicles
  • Working at Sunset is a career opportunity, not just a job

Required Qualifications

  • Class A CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) with at least 6 months of CDL driving experience
  • Must pass a company administered road test
  • Possess a working knowledge ensuring the safe operation of commercial motor vehicles
  • Must pass a DOT background check and pre-employment drug test
  • Must have a DOT Medical Examination Certificate
  • Must be physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration standards
  • Clean driving record with no moving violations in the past three years
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to lift up to 70 lbs. and ability to safely climb a ladder

Job Responsibilities

  • Transfer waste materials to landfills within 1-3 hour radius
  • Meet delivery schedules
  • Ensure safe vehicles by performing required vehicle inspections
  • Comply with DOT truck driving rules and regulations (size, weight, route designations, parking and break periods) as well as with company policies and procedures
  • Consistent awareness of and adaptability to changing traffic conditions and other potential driving hazards
  • Report accidents, violations or other safety concerns
  • Routinely maneuvers tractor/trailer combination skillfully and safely
  • Disciplined, dependable, and resourceful
  • Alert, focused, detail-oriented, making safety a priority at all times
  • Completes administrative documents, communicates with team and customer representatives as needed and understands instructions
  • Self motivated, excellent composure, professional attitude

Sunset Cartage, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Job Type: Full-time

 

To apply, use our Driver Pre-Application or download our complete Driver Application below:

Logistics Representative/Dispatcher
Sunset is currently looking for a Logistics Representative that is hard-working and energetic with excellent customer service skills. Good organizational abilities, time management, and communication are vital to performing this job.

Job Duties:

  • Dispatch trucks for sand and gravel jobs for day of and next day deliveries
  • Develop and schedule orders with respective plants/scales and participate in coordinating trucking delivery requirements with the transportation groups.
  • Work closely with plant shipping operators and scale clerks to assure that correct products and quantities are delivered in a timely manner relative to customer requirements.
  • Work closely with customer dispatch and field personnel with respect to order needs and issues with a focus on developing and maintaining effective working relationships
  • Collaborate with sales representatives to meet and exceed customer’s service expectations, and develop solutions to ensure smooth material movement.
  • Respond to customer issues and complaints in a timely manner.
  • Investigate and solve issues with shipments for both vendors and customers.
  • Prepares daily sales reports and other miscellaneous reports as needed.
  • Develop daily customer order rundown
  • Manage execution of customer orders on a daily basis
  • Effective working relations with plant, trucking, and sales personnel
  • Basic materials knowledge. Understands and can concisely explain Company’s products and/or services including their composition, features, benefits and limitations

 

Behavioral Expectations

  • Ownership Mentality: Assumes responsibility and makes decisions within own level of authority.
  • Self-Motivated: Initiates and takes action before being required to do so. Collaborates with others to address issues that arise
  • Strong Work Ethic: Uses time efficiently; finds the answers and makes sure the situation is taken care of correctly.
  • Commitment to Learning: Applies intellect to the fullest, welcoming activities that require one to stretch.
  • Creativity: Develops innovative solutions to problems by trying non-obvious or non-traditional approaches.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Customer Focus: Takes responsibility for customer relationships, keeping promises and commitments.
  • Communication Skills: Communicates clearly and listens carefully in an open, candid and consistent manner.
  • Team Player: Establishes trust with team members, stating clear expectations and accountabilities. Recognizes group morale and acts to protect or build as necessary.
  • Planning and Organizing: Identifies and defines clear short-term goals and/or work outcomes that are required to implement strategic goals.
  • Problem Prevention/Solving: Asks series of probing questions to go beyond surface issues and fully understand the components of a problem and its root causes.
  • Energetic and positive attitude

Qualifications

  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have 3-5 years experience in the transportation field.
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Good verbal communication and time management skills required.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain satisfactory customer relations and to work through demanding situations in a fast pace environment.
  • Must have intermediate to strong computer skills and have the ability to utilize different computer systems to record information and create reports.
  • Must be skilled in providing excellent customer service by phone and in person
  • Must have the ability to make basic mathematical computations, schedule and organize large numbers of people and equipment efficiently and quickly, and read maps and communicate effectively with customers as well as truckers.
  • Must be able to work independently and make decisions; memorize and recall detailed information; handle multiple tasks concurrently; work well under pressure; and handle a high volume of calls

 

 

If you’re interested in applying for this position, please download our General Employment Application below.

Inside Sales Representative
Sunset Logistics is currently looking for a high-energy individual to fill an Inside Sales Representative role.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Enter quotes for direct customers and outside sales staff ensuring accuracy and adherence to financial terms (margins, haul rates, etc.)
  • Send quotes/information to customers and prospective customers following sales review
  • Once awarded, process quotes into jobs including updates of product sourcing, haul rates, etc.
  • Customer follow up on open quotes
  • Work closely with Dispatch and Sales Teams during quoting process.
  • Periodic follow-up on details of trucking and product source throughout job until completion.
  • Work with Sales and Dispatch Teams to ensure customer needs are being met
  • Participate in company Sales/Operations meetings to ensure efficient coordination of sales efforts with Operations.
  • Supplier relationship management and pricing negotiation
  • Gather product specs and gradations for jobs
  • CCDD paperwork for dirt and special waste dumping

Performance Expectations:

  • Meeting sales & margin goals
  • Trucking and supplier market pricing awareness and negotiation to ensure competitive market performance
  • Develop and maintain a quote-to-job pipeline
  • Detail-oriented
  • Work with Outside Sales and Dispatch Teams to ensure high customer satisfaction levels and understand company performance
  • Building relationships with new and existing customers
  • Effectively engaging/balancing relationships with other company departments, customers and suppliers, to ensure goals and customer needs are met and problems are solved.
  • Continually increase working knowledge of the aggregate and hauling industry and company technical systems
  • Self-starting & driven

Position Requirements:

  • Construction and trucking experience, preferred
  • Above average understanding of supply chain in regards to material and trucking costs
  • Experience with Haul-IT, preferred
  • Able to work in a fast- paced and fluid environment
  • Detail-oriented to ensure accuracy in quote and job entry
  • Strong administrative skills making sure that all sales functions are handled in a timely manner

 

 

If you’re interested in applying for this position, please download our General Employment Application below.

 

APPLICATIONS

DRIVER PRE-APPLICATION

Please COMPLETE and submit the Driver Pre-Application for consideration online. A resumé is not required, but may uploaded with your completed Driver Pre-application below.

You may also download and fax or physically mail a complete Driver Application.

ATTN: Human Resources
1320 S. Virginia Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Fax: 847.658.5210

We value your privacy and security. Please do not email sensitive information.

 

COMPLETE DRIVER PRE-APPLICATION

 

 

SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED PRE-APPLICATION &  OPTIONAL RESUMé:

 

GENERAL EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

Please DOWNLOAD the application below, then fax or mail to:

ATTN: Human Resources
1320 S. Virginia Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Fax: 847.658.5210

We value your privacy and security. Please do not email sensitive information.

A resumé is not required, but may submitted below.

 

DOWNLOAD  APPLICATION

General Employment Application

 
Employment App-Sunset Logistics

 

COMPLETE APPLICATION, THEN MAIL OR FAX TO OUR OFFICE

 

UPLOAD RESUMé (OPTIONAL):

 

 

INDEPENDENT CARRIER AGREEMENT

Please DOWNLOAD the application below, then fax or mail to:

 

Sunset Logistics, LLC.
1320 S. Virginia Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Fax: 847.658.5210

We value your privacy and security. Please do not email sensitive information.

 

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MOTOR CARRIER APPLICATION

 

 

2019 Motor Carrier Agrmnt SUNSET

 

COMPLETE APPLICATION, THEN MAIL OR FAX TO OUR OFFICE

OVER 25 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE

EXCELLENCE – INTEGRITY – INNOVATION

For over 25 years we have set the standard in logistics by having dedicated, hardworking and committed employees servicing the Chicagoland area trucking needs.  We are grateful for our customers who have chosen to GO with us over the years.  We truly appreciate your dedication  and commitment!  Let’s Go!

MISSION

Employee driven innovative logistics solutions partnering with our customers, carriers and suppliers with integrity, honesty and safety.

HISTORY

For over 25 years Sunset Logistics LLC has been GOing!

It started when Don J. Mueller drove for his grandfather and father.  He decided to save up for a truck of his own and managed to purchase a Ford ten wheeler at the age of 24.  In the hopes of starting his own company, he purchased two trucks in September of 1991. 

The sun was starting to set and so began…Sunset Cartage Inc.

In 2002 he expanded his fleet buying Lyman Martin Trucking who had been in business since 1923.  He did this with the anticipation of expanding his clientele into three other counties, giving Sunset Cartage Inc. the ability to work in all surrounding counties of the Chicagoland area.  In 2005, Waspi trucking companies assets were purchased, including a truck terminal. This also expanded the company in purchasing material and warehousing which established Sunset Logistics, LLC the same year.

With the 2009 economy looking dim, the company began to look for other opportunities to thrive in the market.  The company started hauling transfer loads for the waste industry. 

To go further, expand and better serve the customers needs, in 2011 a limestone quarry was purchased.  This lead to purchasing a sand and gravel pit and two other quarries. 

We have been able to GO because of our extraordinary staff and committed customers over the past 25 years.  The sun sets to rise again…LET’S GO!

Don J. Mueller
President & CEO

72749209Miles Driven
28627714Tons Hauled
15446Projects