Introducing Leaf Adapt: Giving Shippers a Forward-Looking View to Navigate the Transportation Market

Published July 28, 2021

Today we’re proud to announce the launch of Leaf Adapt, providing shippers with a new way to plan their transportation needs with a forward-looking view.

The typical transportation process involves the annual RFP, which helps shippers with predictable, known transportation needs. However, when it comes to handling unexpected volatility, the annual RFP often misses the mark. We created Leaf Adapt to help address this gap in transportation planning for shippers, offering a flexible solution to navigate through the challenges presented by changing business needs and market volatility throughout the year.

Leaf Adapt dashboard

Adapt technology uses machine learning to continuously analyze shippers’ own network data alongside the Leaf $21 billion transportation network, providing shippers with actionable guidance for how to procure capacity across their portfolio of RFP, spot, and a new layer of Leaf Flex short term contracts. By optimizing their freight portfolio, Leaf shippers see cost savings of 10 percent or more.

“At Leaf we see the challenges of transportation planning as a coordination problem. We built Adapt to address this by creating a powerful tool for network analysis on a scale that just can’t be achieved without data science,” said Andrea Pope, Product at Leaf Logistics. “Adapt gives our shippers new levels of transportation insights, identifying coordinated opportunities that can ultimately lower their cost structure. And the most value for shippers comes from the fact that Adapt runs continuously throughout the year, identifying market shifts and business changes as they are happening. Through fresh insights and actionable next steps our shippers mitigate risk and stay very well positioned in the market.”

Shippers using Adapt get a continuous, forward-looking set of recommendations of how to best coordinate within their own networks and across the Leaf transportation network. Shippers can now identify repeatable, continuous moves and circuits that lead to better network efficiency. With 30 percent of the trucks on the road today driving empty trailers, Leaf is helping to reduce that number by increasing carrier asset utilization. This increased utilization and reduction of empty miles allows shippers to save costs and increase service levels to their customers, while providing carriers the ability to generate more revenue, and reducing the overall carbon emissions generated by the trucking industry.

To learn more about how Leaf Adapt can help your business create a forward-looking view of your transportation needs, get in touch with us at


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