Thinking Green

When it comes to the environment, our wheels are always turning.

When we talk about going green, it’s more than just lip service. It’s how we do business at King. To show how we’re walking the walk, we created Thinking Green, our proprietary program that helps businesses like yours ship more efficiently and follow through on their promises of being more eco-friendly.

Initiatives in motion. Rallying behind our commitment, our people continually seek and implement new ways to reduce environmental impact and greenhouse gas emissions. We use best practices as they relate to paper, water, fuel, biodegradable resources, energy and recycling.

We’re way more eco than ego.

LOAD PLANNING

We’re constantly enhancing our LTL and PTL consolidation services, optimizing the number of trucks we send on the road and moving freight more efficiently. So as carbon footprints go down, profits rise. Learn more >

WAREHOUSING

Our material handlers utilize pallet (vs steel) banding, electronic standup (vs gas) lifts, and recycled pallets. It’s smart storage with a conscience. Learn more >

FULFILLMENT

We offer eco-friendly options like corrugated dunnage manufactured from recycled materials as well as recycled cartons, air pillows, packing paper and tape. We even package outbound shipments with select packaging from incoming ones. Waste not want not. Learn more >

BUILDING & PROPERTY

Constructed in 2008, our headquarters utilizes motion-activated lighting, LED light bulbs, green-friendly custodial products, and recycling bins throughout the property.

PAPERLESS INVOICING

Our accounts payable and receivable teams have moved many accounts to an electronic system, working with clients and partners to reduce our collective footprint.

Human Resources

We’ve converted most paper forms into electronic processes and sign off, including payment stubs and policy handbooks.

USPS PARTNERSHIP

In an effort to eliminate waste and improve reconciliation at mail facilities, we were one of the first USPS partners to participate in electronic mail shipment tracking, the paperless 8125 eInduction process, and the Intelligent Mail container barcode (IMcb) system. Learn more > 

ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY

We’ve sponsored this important program since 2012, gathering on average 75 large garbage bags of waste per year along our stretch of highway in Blaine, MN. Learn more > 

Shipping the smart way is

a no brainer.

As a certified SmartWay Transport partner since 2010, we provide a full-scale system for tracking and documenting fuel use and freight emissions. King connects you with more efficient freight carriers, transport modes, equipment and operational strategies, all while keeping your entire supply chain as green as can be.

An award for us.
A reward for you.

In 2018 and 2019, King Solutions was selected by the EPA as a SmartWay High Performer. Fewer than 5% of all SmartWay logistics service providers meet the EPA’s required emissions and carrier selection criteria. We’re honored by the award, but it’s clients like you that reap the true rewards:

More efficient methods of shipping

Improved performance by leveraging a fleet of the most qualified and reliable carriers

Better visibility and analysis of shipping data

A smaller carbon footprint through emissions reductions and key fuel efficiency metrics

Continuous improvement of transportation management strategies and best practices

We’re proud to be a member of the SmartWay Transport Partnership. Involvement with the EPA supports our commitment to better fuel efficiency, enhanced environmental performance, and increased supply chain sustainability within our community.

Mike Patterson, Founder & CEO

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