Recognizing Our Best

Without our professional drivers, Ruan would not exist. As a result, we make it a priority to recognize great performance through a variety of programs. 

Driver of the Year

Ruan Driver of the YearEach year, Ruan undergoes a process of selecting and recognizing the professional drivers who best embody our company's long-held values of dedication, integrity, safety and superior service. We start by selecting Region Finalists at our 270 national terminals. Our vice presidents of operations then select Region Winners from among the Region Finalists in their territories. These Region Winners and their guests travel to corporate headquarters in Des Moines, IA, in July for our annual Driver of the Year award ceremony and events. At the award ceremony, our chairman, John Ruan III, announces the national Driver of the Year from the Region Winners. This is Ruan's most prestigious and most important celebration. These drivers are role models for our company and our industry. Click here to read what they have to say about working for Ruan.

Megasafe Awards and Recognition Program

Ruan Safety AwardsRuan's Megasafe Awards and Recognition Program honors drivers, mechanics and warehouse personnel who do exceptional work every single day that is critical for the success of Ruan and our valued customers. Drivers, mechanics and warehouse personnel who meet the appropriate criteria receive a Ruan jacket for their safety performance. In addition, drivers receive a Safe Driver pin for the number of years he or she has been accident-free, and everyone else receives a Safe Working pin. The next year, if there were no accidents or incidents, the team member receives a new pin with the updated number of safe years.

Million Mile Awards

When drivers achieve an exemplary million miles of safe driving, we take note. These professional drivers are honored with trophies each time they drive 1 million miles without an incident—which is an incredible feat that does not go unnoticed. 

Ruan Recognition Program

At Ruan, we realize that our most valuable assets are our team members, and showing employee appreciation is imperative to job satisfaction. The Ruan Recognition Program serves to inspire all employees to recognize and celebrate the daily contributions that others are making throughout the organization. The program consists of four levels of recognition, including the Ruan Spotlight, the Pacesetter Award, the Extra Mile Award and the John Ruan Founder's Award.