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In the news

September 01, 2023
Outrider CEO on yard automation
Andrew Smith, CEO and co-founder of Outrider, takes us inside the company's efforts to commercialize yard automation.  READ MORE
June 07, 2023
Robots in the yard
Andrew Smith, CEO and Founder of Outrider Inc, joins the show to discuss the latest in autonomous driving technology. READ MORE
April 27, 2023
Dude! Where’s my trailer? Outrider can find it
Startup adds inventory tracking to its automated distribution yard offerings READ MORE
April 27, 2023
Outrider launches automated trailer inventory management platform
A developer of autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, Outrider has released its system for trailer inventory management at distribution yards. READ MORE
March 10, 2023
What a record number of robots in the workplace means for jobs
A Colorado company is developing electric self-driving trucks and software that helps them move around distribution yards. READ MORE

Press releases

September 26, 2023
Outrider expands international hiring to support the growth of autonomous, multi-robot systems in distribution yards
Global talent in safety and deep learning to support 2024-2026 product strategy Outrider, the leader in autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, announced ...READ MORE
April 27, 2023
Outrider announces trailer inventory tracking technology to increase distribution yard efficiency
Computer vision and deep learning used to dynamically track semi-trailer locations for supply chain operations. Outrider, the pioneer in autonomous yard operations for ...READ MORE
January 19, 2023
Outrider raises $73 million Series C financing to accelerate the adoption of autonomous distribution yard operations
Financing to support expansion to hundreds of autonomous yard trucks at customer sites. Outrider, the pioneer in autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, ...READ MORE
December 13, 2022
Outrider equips autonomous trucks with deep-learning driven robotic arms
Patented technology enables self-driving yard trucks to move millions of semi-trailers through logistics hubs. Outrider, the pioneer in autonomous yard operations for logistics ...READ MORE
July 07, 2022
Outrider releases next-gen autonomy kit for scaling distribution yard automation
Enables delivery of a reliable, supportable, and serviceable system for site operations. Outrider, the pioneer in autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, today ...READ MORE
March 22, 2022
Outrider selects NVIDIA DRIVE computing architecture for yard automation
NVIDIA’s AI-enabled hardware and software platform delivers fast and efficient deep learning inference capabilities. Outrider, the pioneer in autonomous yard operations for logistics ...READ MORE

Recognition and awards

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 over-the-road trucks spend waiting in yards


Yard truck driver employee turnover rate



Metric tons of CO2 emitted by yard trucks

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Outrider’s trailer inventory technology provides real-time tracking of trailers and containers in yards to increase distribution yard efficiency.

Using sensors, computer vision, and deep-learning models, Outrider provides real-time trailer inventory information to maximize yard throughput.

Outrider’s next-gen autonomous vehicle fleet is dedicated to making distribution yards more efficient, safer, and more sustainable.

Outrider’s autonomous yard trucks – new autonomy kit, new look

TrailerConnect is a patented deep-learning based technology used to robotically connect and disconnect the needed electric and brake lines to any semi-trailer or chassis.

TrailerConnect uses proprietary software algorithms, hardware, and sensors to locate, identify, connect to, and disconnect from trailers with modifications or adapters.

A critical link in the supply chain, distribution yard operations transition goods between the warehouse and the open road.

The Outrider System autonomously moves trailers to and from loading docks and parking spots in distribution yards. 

Exclusively focused on automating all aspects of yard operations, Outrider helps increase the efficiency and improve the safety of distribution yards.

The Outrider System operates as part of daily operations at Georgia-Pacific, autonomously moving goods between its Chicagoland distribution center and the open road.

Multiple trailer moves are dispatched and monitored onsite or remotely – all without teleoperation or other types of human interaction.

Outrider’s autonomous yard trucks back trailers of all types into tight spaces with precision and without modifications to trailers.

Outrider delivers reliable, consistent tractor-trailer hitching that is critical for autonomous yard operations.

Designed to mimic enterprises’ distribution yards, the Outrider Advanced Testing Facility is the first of its kind dedicated to yard automation technologies. 

Outrider yard automation helps drive the adoption of sustainable freight transportation by using electric yard truck platforms.


Video: Finding trailer #856372 – Outrider automates trailer inventory tracking in distribution yards.

Video: Outrider “moves it” – freight, that is – autonomously around distribution yards.

B-roll: Outrider executes end-to-end autonomous yard operations.

Video: Outrider is making the supply chain more efficient, resilient, and sustainable.

Video: Outrider brings high-precision semi-trailer backing into the autonomous trucking industry.

B-roll: Outrider completes its 1000th autonomous zero-emission trailer move at Georgia-Pacific distribution center.

B-roll: Outrider delivers first-of-its-kind autonomous hitching technology.

Video: Outrider is reinventing distribution yards – critical links in the supply chain – to be more efficient, safer, and more sustainable.

Video: Outrider autonomously moves freight around the distribution yard so consumers are able to receive everything they need.