Press Release

An Open Letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation

November 29, 2023

Dear Secretary Buttigieg and Retired General Lyons,

I am writing on behalf of Flock Freight, the only FreightTech company enabling a smarter, more sustainable U.S. supply chain by pooling freight at scale. We would like to formally introduce ourselves and explore opportunities to assist the USDOT in our shared mission to create more efficiency and resilience in the U.S. supply chain.

Right now, one out of every two heavy-duty trucks is running half empty. Equating to roughly 25% of wasted space, that’s a market failure that’s terrible for businesses, carriers and the planet. This inefficiency results in higher prices for U.S. consumers, excessive wear and tear on our infrastructure, and unnecessary tailpipe carbon emissions.

As a leader tasked with protecting American families from shipping delays and costly supply chain disruptions, you may be interested in learning about Flock Freight’s unique shared truckload alternative to traditional shipping modes that’s tackling the industry’s inefficiencies head-on – FlockDirect. Traditional shipping methods often result in underutilized truck capacity, leading to higher shipping costs for businesses that are eventually passed on to consumers. FlockDirect addresses this inefficiency head-on by optimizing truck capacity through shared shipments.

Our proprietary algorithms find and fill trucks’ empty spaces, keeping trucks full and on the most efficient path to their destinations. By pooling freight from multiple shippers on the same truck, we are saving businesses from paying to ship air while helping professional drivers earn up to 20 percent more from every shipment — all while reducing diesel carbon emissions by up to 40 percent.

In 2022, Flock Freight avoided 34 thousand metric tons of CO2e (about the same carbon output of over 7,000 gasoline-powered vehicles driven for one year). With the right partnerships, we will continue moving beyond the physical constraints of traditional shipping modes and creating new possibilities for a consumer-first digital supply chain.

As our network grows and we achieve breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and predictive pricing models, we hope to partner with the Task Force wherever possible. Given our mutual knowledge and experience in the logistics sector, I would like to offer my full assistance — along with support from Flock Freight’s team of supply chain experts, engineers, and data scientists.

At your availability, we would like to schedule a discussion with you and your staff. We appreciate the opportunity to engage with you and look forward to accomplishing our mission together.



Oren Zaslansky, CEO and Founder of Flock Freight