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Flock Freight® Pens Open Letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Advocating for a More Efficient and Resilient Supply Chain


Flock Freight®, the only FreightTech company enabling a smarter, more sustainable U.S. supply chain by pooling freight at scale, announced an open letter to Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and Port and Supply Chain Envoy to the Biden-Harris Administration Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force, Retired General Stephen R. Lyons, with a compelling call to collaborate on optimizing the nation's freight shipping landscape. The letter aligns with this week's recommendations from the Biden administration and underscores Flock Freight's ongoing contributions to strengthening the supply chain, lowering costs for families, and helping Americans get the goods they need.

"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," said Oren Zaslansky, Founder and CEO of Flock Freight. "This inefficiency results in higher prices for U.S. consumers, excessive wear and tear on our infrastructure, and unnecessary tailpipe carbon emissions."

Traditional shipping methods result in underutilized truck capacity, increasing shipping costs for businesses and ultimately consumers. Flock Freight's unique shared truckload alternative to traditional shipping modes, FlockDirect®, actively addresses this issue by optimizing truck capacity through shared shipments, utilizing proprietary algorithms to efficiently fill trucks' empty spaces. This approach not only saves businesses from shipping air but also benefits professional drivers, allowing them to earn up to 20 percent more per shipment ? all while reducing diesel carbon emissions by up to 40 percent.

"As our network grows and we achieve further breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and predictive pricing models, we hope to partner with the Task Force wherever possible," said Zaslansky. "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."

Flock Freight is dedicated to being a transformative force in the logistics industry, actively engaging with the U.S. Department of Transportation to drive adoption of innovative, immediate solutions, such as FlockDirect, that address the evolving needs of the industry, reduce carbon emissions, and contribute to a more efficient and resilient future for the American supply chain.

About Flock Freight

Founded in 2015, Flock Freight is a FreightTech company reinventing the supply chain through smarter, more sustainable shipping solutions. By leveraging its patented technology, Flock Freight matches locations, schedules, and compatible shipments, finding the best options to pool freight at scale among billions of possible combinations. As one of the first freight shipping companies to earn a B Corporation certification, Flock Freight's solutions for moving fuller trucks on optimized routes results in reduced carbon emissions by up to 40% compared to traditional shipping methods. Flock Freight was recently recognized as one of TIME's Most Influential Companies in the World and as a CNBC Disruptor 50. To learn more about the company, offerings, and careers, visit flockfreight.com.


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