Sustainability is our why
We’re on a mission to reinvent the freight industry to relentlessly eliminate waste and inefficiency. Our shared truckload solution, FlockDirect, is how we’ll get there.
Here’s what makes FlockDirect the most sustainable way to ship
Combining multiple shipments into a single, multi-stop truckload reduces empty truck space and makes efficient use of resources.
Ditching the hub-and-spoke system for direct, efficient routes eliminates the need for terminals, significantly reducing transit miles and carbon emissions.
Eliminating the need for trans-loading eliminates the energy wasted on trans-loading equipment.
Cutting trans-loading out of the equation lowers damage rates, reducing waste caused by discarded and replacement products.
Avoiding about 15-40% of CO2e compared to traditional LTL and TL shipping modes.
We provide carbon neutral shipping options, at no extra cost
We offset every FlockDirect shipment’s impact, at no cost to the shipper. Current industry infrastructure doesn’t make carbon neutral shipping feasible without offsets, so we support third-party-validated projects.
How Flock Freight calculates shared truckload emissions
To improve accountability among shipping businesses (and, ultimately, drive down supply chain emissions), we measure shared truckload (STL) customers’ environmental impact and sharing performance metrics via detailed reports.
This guide describes Flock Freight’s process for tracking and analyzing STL emissions and includes the firm’s:
- Updated STL calculation
- Calculation for comparing the emissions of STL and less than truckload (LTL)
- Calculation for comparing the emissions of STL and truckload (TL)
Download to see how STL reduces emissions by roughly 15-40% compared to LTL and TL.
Annual Impact Report
As a member of The Climate Pledge and a Certified B Corporation, Flock Freight balances profit and purpose by meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability.
Flock Freight is looking back on the positive impact we’ve had on people and the planet, as well as outlining our plans for greater impact in the future.
Read our inaugural impact report to:
- See our 2021 emissions data, including spotlighted Flock Freight shippers’ emissions savings.
- Learn about our employee-led Impact teams, community involvement, and 2021 accomplishments.
- Hear directly from purpose-driven stakeholders about their experiences working with Flock Freight.
- View Flock Freight’s 2022 goals.
Our Flockers practice sustainability, too
As part of our employee benefit package, we offer subsidized public transit options and partial reimbursements for the purchase of sustainable transportation modes, including electric cars, scooters, and e-bikes.
We work to make internal events, such as our year-end holiday party, low-waste, sending as little trash to landfills as possible.
Our Encinitas headquarters practices waste diversion by keeping the campus equipped with receptacles for two recycling streams, compost, and, as a final resort, landfill.
We’ve equipped our in-office kitchens with compostable dinnerware, giving employees who forget to pack their reusables a green, single-use option.