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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

April 22, 2022

When it comes to the Earth, career decisions matter

For many people, climate change disasters are things they read about or watch on the news. They are removed until they are not. For me, ... READ MORE

March 30, 2022

Diversity and inclusion are existential necessities

As March comes to an end, we close two important months of the year – Black History Month and Women’s History Month. While this is ... READ MORE

September 21, 2021

No coffee or paperwork for this intern

When I started my summer internship, I thought I knew what my days would entail: coffee and paperwork. From my prior work experience and stories ... READ MORE

June 09, 2021

Safety is the key to successful autonomous operations

Distribution yard operations are filled with manual, repetitive tasks performed in oftentimes hazardous, inhospitable conditions. It’s in these types of environments that autonomous technology really ... READ MORE