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May 15, 2024

Less-than-perfect robots deliver huge amounts of value

Science fiction has taught us to expect “perfect” robots – robots that can handle complex tasks, learn new information, and communicate with us as well ... READ MORE

February 22, 2024

It’s 2024, and we are shipping our commercial system later this year

Later this year, the world’s largest F500 companies will begin autonomously and driverlessly transitioning freight between their logistics facilities and over-the-road trucking using the commercial ... READ MORE

November 14, 2023

Navigating challenges and seizing opportunities as a female engineer

A career in the tech industry has always been in the cards for me. While working towards my Masters in Electrical Engineering, I took an ... READ MORE

November 09, 2023

Alleviating the Bullwhip Effect: The Promise of Autonomous Logistics

The year is 2020. The COVID pandemic is in full swing, and there is suddenly an increased global demand for cleaning products like disinfectant spray. ... READ MORE

August 28, 2023

An inside look at an Outrider internship

I’ve been in aerospace engineering since undergrad, and have always had a passion for research and solving complex problems. After I graduated with my Ph.D., ... READ MORE

June 29, 2023

Three tips for promoting safety on the job

Safety is a priority ingrained in me since I started my career on the railroad. When working in an unforgiving environment surrounded by heavy machinery, ... READ MORE

May 02, 2023

Everyone wins when yards become more efficient

Recently, I participated in 8VC’s annual Logistics Summit, where leaders from some of the most forward-looking freight transportation and tech companies gather to discuss digitizing ... READ MORE

March 13, 2023

The Tale of TrailerConnect

Distribution yards are inhospitable, oftentimes hazardous places. Manually-driven yard trucks repeatedly move trailers to be loaded, unloaded, cleaned, and stored. At Outrider, we’ve set out ... READ MORE

September 15, 2022

Employee access to reproductive healthcare

This week, Indiana became the latest US state to ban or greatly restrict abortion as a result of Roe v. Wade being overturned. As additional ... READ MORE

June 30, 2022

Stand up for safety

With summer vacation season kicking into high gear, workplace safety can sometimes become an afterthought. Today marks the end of national Safety Awareness Month, so ... READ MORE