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In the news

September 29, 2020
Boosting efficiency on both sides of the warehouse door
Third Wave and Outrider automating forklifts and yard trucks, making supply chains more predictable READ MORE
July 27, 2020
Smith shares Outrider's origin story and his tips for success
CEO and Founder Andrew Smith as he shares Outrider's origin story and what he's learned along the way on the Code Story podcast.  READ MORE
July 08, 2020
Outrider automates human-intensive yard and distribution center operations
The pandemic has made sanitization and social distancing crucial within supply chains. In response, Outrider has introduced the first-to-market solution that automates yard operations. READ MORE
June 16, 2020
Andrew Smith On Raising $53 Million To Redefine One Of America’s Biggest Industries
During our time together on the DealMakers podcast, Smith shared some fascinating insights on the journey to building and scaling a company. READ MORE
June 08, 2020
Outrider Autonomous Yard Operations
On this episode, CEO of Outrider Andrew Smith shares how it has developed an autonomous yard operations solution -- a great feat and an environmentally friendly one. READ MORE
June 05, 2020
21st-century yard management
Pilot projects test fully automated logistics yard READ MORE

Press releases

October 20, 2020
Outrider Recognized by Gartner in the "Cool Vendors in Supply Chain Execution Technologies” Report
Outrider automates distribution yard operations, enables resilient supply chain Outrider, the pioneer in autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, today announced that it ... READ MORE
February 19, 2020
Outrider Launches with $53M in Funding to Automate Distribution Yards
First company to bring automation outside the warehouse door Emerging from two years of stealth-mode operation, Outrider today announced it has raised $53 ... READ MORE

What we’re all about:


Outrider helps enterprises improve the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of their yard operations through automation.


Outrider automates all aspects of yard operations using an integrated system of management software, autonomous vehicles, and site infrastructure.


By combining autonomy with electric yard trucks, Outrider helps drive the rapid adoption of sustainable freight transportation.

In US logistics yards each year:



Tons of freight estimated to pass through yards



Days trucks spend in yards



Employee turnover rate



Metric tons of CO2 emitted by yard trucks

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Outrider delivers a three-part integrated system for automating yard operations.

Outrider helps drive the rapid adoption of sustainable freight transportation.

Outrider yard automation helps drive the adoption of sustainable freight transportation.

Outrider dispatches the autonomous zero-emission yard truck to execute yard operations.

Management software is integral to executing Outrider’s 3-part autonomous system.

The Outrider System keeps employees and over-the-road truck drivers out of harm’s way.

Outrider is exclusively focused on automating all aspects of yard operations.

Vision-based robotics for connection of brake lines to the Outrider Vehicle.


Outrider executes end-to-end autonomous yard operations.