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In the news

February 28, 2020
Company Focused on Automating Distribution Yards Raises $53 Million
Andrew Smith, CEO and founder of Outrider, discusses the future of yard automation with Cheddar TV. READ MORE
February 21, 2020
Outrider launches fully automated trucks and distribution yard solution
Colorado-based startup has multimillion-dollar backing and deals for beta testing of automated electric trucks at five yards in the U.S. READ MORE
February 19, 2020
Startup lands $53 million for autonomous yard trucks
Outrider adds autonomy kit to electric trucks to handle freight in intermodal hubs and warehouse yards, firm says. READ MORE
February 19, 2020
Colorado’s Outrider Comes Out Of Stealth With $53M To Automate Logistics Hub Operations
Outrider, a startup focused on autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, emerged from stealth today with $53 million in funding led by NEA ... READ MORE
February 19, 2020
Autonomous yard trucking startup Outrider comes out of stealth with $53 million in funding
Now one startup -- Outrider -- is aiming to make the yard truck — the centerpiece of the distribution yard — more efficient, ... READ MORE
February 19, 2020
Outrider Gets $53 Million to Automate Truck Yards
Technology company Outrider closed out an early stage of financing with $53 million to automate truck yards, the company announced Feb. 19. READ MORE

Press releases

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.