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December 30, 2021
How Colorado startup Outrider is electrifying distribution yards
Ground transportation represents one part of the supply chain that offers an opportunity to decarbonize with new-age innovation. By automating distribution yard operations, Outrider says it can bolster the safety and efficiency of the supply ... READ MORE
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December 23, 2021
How one company is proving the future of distribution is automation
Autonomous technology is changing industries worldwide, taking humans out of dangerous situations and putting robots in their place. READ MORE
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December 05, 2021
Self-driving trucks might soon alleviate the supply-chain squeeze
From easing the driver shortage to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Outrider foresees automation offering substantial benefits in the trucking realm. READ MORE
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November 26, 2021
Robots outnumber human workers in this north Denver autonomous truck yard
In a truck yard the size of a football field several miles north of Denver, a fleet of robotic trucks ferry semi-trailers between assigned spots and warehouse doors ... READ MORE
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September 27, 2021
What the Truck? talks with Outrider
Andrew Smith, Founder and CEO of Outrider, shares some of the details about the company’s new test site and discusses how automation can increase yard efficiencies. READ MORE
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September 18, 2021
Outrider’s Robotic Yard Trucks Take On Dangerous, Dirty Jobs
Automated and electric vehicles are finding uses in agricultural and industrial spaces, where they can don’t have to encounter passengers or pedestrians. READ MORE
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Press releases

November 16, 2021
Outrider completes its 1000th autonomous zero-emission trailer move at Georgia-Pacific distribution center
Yard automation is part of Georgia-Pacific’s commitment to safety and supply chain efficiency. Outrider, the pioneer in autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, ... READ MORE
August 24, 2021
Outrider opens first-in-industry test site dedicated to distribution yard automation
Outrider Advanced Testing Facility now operating in Brighton, Colorado. Outrider, the pioneer in autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, today announced the opening ... READ MORE
July 27, 2021
Outrider delivers first-of-its-kind autonomous hitching technology
Reliable, consistent tractor-trailer hitching is critical for autonomous yard operations. Outrider, the pioneer in autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, today announced it ... READ MORE
April 08, 2021
Outrider and Rite-Hite partner to accelerate the adoption of yard automation
Outrider to ensure seamless links between warehouses and over-the-road trucks. Outrider, the pioneer in autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, today announced a ... READ MORE
October 28, 2020
Outrider raises $65 million in Series B financing round
Funding to accelerate deployment of autonomous yard operations. Outrider, the pioneer in autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, today announced it closed $65 ... READ MORE
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

What we’re all about:

Company

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

System

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

Mission

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

In US logistics yards each year:

10

billion

Tons of freight estimated to pass through yards

12

million

Days trucks spend in yards

>30

percent

Employee turnover rate

3.8

million

Metric tons of CO2 emitted by yard trucks

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Georgia-Pacific is utilizing the Outrider System to autonomously move goods between its distribution center and the open road.

The Outrider System operates as part of daily operations at Georgia-Pacific’s Chicagoland distribution center. 

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

The Outrider System undergoes rigorous testing of autonomous trailer moves to and from parking spots and loading docks at the company’s test facility. 

Outrider’s autonomous hitching technology adapts in real-time to hitch to trailers of diverse heights, weights, and orientations.

Reliable, consistent tractor-trailer hitching is critical for autonomous yard operations.

Outrider yard automation moves trailers to and from loading docks and parking spots.

Multiple Outrider autonomous vehicles work in concert to perform the tasks in distribution center yards.

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

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

Vision-based robotics connect and disconnect brake lines between yard trucks and trailers.

Outrider dispatches autonomous vehicles 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.

VIDEOS

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

Outrider delivers first-of-its-kind autonomous hitching technology.

Outrider executes end-to-end autonomous yard operations.