Kodiak and Martin Brower partner for autonomous delivery

Kodiak and Martin Brower partner for autonomous delivery

Martin Brower and Kodiak are making 8 autonomous food deliveries per week to quick service restaurants between Dallas and Oklahoma City.

Kodiak Robotics, Inc., an autonomous trucking company, and Martin Brower, a developer of supply chain solutions, shared results from working together to autonomously deliver time-critical refrigerated freight for quick service restaurants eight times per week between Dallas and Oklahoma City. Since the companies began working together in July 2022, Kodiak says it has completed over 600 autonomous deliveries for Martin Brower. 

Kodiak operates what Martin Brower calls a “shuttle lane,” where autonomous trucks shuttle full trailers between hubs and local drivers handle distribution of goods to multiple restaurants. The companies are working together to explore additional shuttle lane opportunities and expand commercial services across Martin Brower’s network.

“We chose Kodiak because we share a mutual commitment to safety and customer service,” said Mark Grittner, director of global capital, fleet and facilities at Martin Brower. “By working together, we are able to benefit from the safety, reliability and efficiency provided by Kodiak’s autonomous technology while also ensuring our local drivers can continue to provide the best-in-class customer service that is foundational to Martin Brower’s reputation.”

“Your next order of fries may have traveled on a Kodiak truck,” said Don Burnette, founder and chief executive officer of Kodiak. “Autonomous trucks are well-suited to the difficult work of long-haul driving, while allowing our partners’ local drivers to handle last-mile deliveries and provide a personal touch for customers. Martin Brower’s shuttle lane model is an ideal application for Kodiak that enables us to demonstrate the value of our technology within our customers’ existing networks.”

Kodiak tells us that as part of the partnership, Martin Brower joined the Kodiak Partner Deployment Program, which helps carriers establish autonomous freight operations and integrate the Kodiak Driver, Kodiak’s self-driving system, into their fleet.

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