Forbes Recognizes Gatik on its 2024 List of America’s Best Startup Employers

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  • March 05, 2024
Forbes Recognizes Gatik on its 2024 List of America’s Best Startup Employers

In an era where many autonomous vehicle companies have scaled back, slowed down, or even ceased operations, Gatik continues to make strides. Despite industry-wide challenges, we have remained committed to our employees, our culture, and our mission to develop technology that makes B2B logistics safer, more reliable, and more efficient – without the need for a human driver. Today, we are proud to share that Forbes has named Gatik on its 2024 list of America’s Best Startup Employers for the third year in a row.  

At Gatik, we pride ourselves in fostering an environment that inspires innovation and encourages collaboration. Every individual’s talents within the company contributes to our success; and when individual efforts are aligned with a shared vision and clear technical roadmap, we move closer to our commercial goals. 

This philosophy of shared accountability is evident in our approach to achieving company objectives through a combination of active engagement from our founders, individual employee contribution, and a workspace that empowers each team member to raise their hand. At the start of each year, Gatik’s executive leaders communicate objectives, which are clear and measurable, defining what success looks like quarter by quarter. Cross-functional team leads are then trusted to develop strategic plans, prerequisites, and tools needed to meet the set goals. We believe that work is not simply about carrying out a job description; it’s about having the ownership and freedom to be bold and relentless in shaping the future of autonomous transportation.

Today’s recognition by Forbes underscores these values. The selection process involves rigorous evaluation of factors such as employee satisfaction, employer reputation, and company growth. Over the last year, Gatik has doubled the size of our team and expanded our operations.

Gatik was founded in 2017 by veterans of the autonomous technology industry. From day one, our co-founders saw little value in building tech for the sake of tech. Instead, they identified a significant challenge that big box retailers and grocers faced – moving goods reliably and efficiently between distribution centers, fulfillment centers, stores and warehouses. Recognizing this as a major pain point in supply chain logistics, they sought to provide a solution using autonomous vehicles and took a focused approach to applying Gatik’s proprietary autonomous technology to this specific use case – B2B middle mile deliveries on known, repeatable routes. 

In 2021, Gatik became the first company worldwide to operate daily commercial deliveries without a human in the driver’s seat for Walmart in Arkansas, and in 2022 achieved the same milestone with Loblaw in Ontario, Canada.

With more than 60 trucks on the road today, Gatik continues to scale, operating the largest revenue-generating commercial fleet of autonomous trucks in North America. We have a proven track record of optimizing regional distribution networks for the largest grocers, retailers, distributors and e-commerce platforms in the United States and Canada, including Tyson Foods, Kroger, and Pitney Bowes. In the coming year, we will begin deploying Freight-Only operations (no human operator in the cabin of our autonomous trucks) for multiple customers at scale in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. Our employees have been at the forefront of these industry-first achievements. 

As we celebrate this recognition by Forbes, we are more dedicated than ever to advancing the capabilities of autonomous vehicle technology and playing an active role in transforming the way goods are moved. Together, we will continue to steer towards a future where autonomous transportation revolutionizes B2B logistics, ensuring the delivery of essential goods to our customers’ end consumers with speed and reliability.

In addition to Forbes’ list of Best Startup Employers, Gatik was recognized by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2023 and by TIME as a Best Invention of 2022 for the world’s first driverless trucking solution. 

Do you want to be a part of defining the future of autonomous technology? We’re looking for innovators, builders, creators, and passionate leaders to join our growing team. Explore open positions at Gatik:

About Gatik

Gatik, the leader in autonomous middle mile logistics, delivers goods safely and efficiently using its fleet of light and medium duty trucks. The company focuses on short-haul, B2B logistics for Fortune 500 customers including Kroger, Loblaw, Pitney Bowes, Georgia-Pacific and KBX, and in 2021 became the first company worldwide to operate fully driverless commercial deliveries on the middle mile. Gatik’s Class 3 – 7 autonomous box trucks are commercially deployed in multiple markets including Texas, Arkansas and Ontario, Canada.

Founded in 2017 by veterans of the autonomous technology industry, Gatik partners with industry leaders such as Isuzu, Ryder, Goodyear and Cummins. Gatik was recognized in 2022 as a TIME Best Invention, featured on Fast Company’s 2023 list of World’s Most Innovative Companies, and named as one of America’s Best Startup Employers by Forbes in 2022 and 2023. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California.