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Roadcheck Inspections

Prepare for the Annual Roadcheck Inspection Spree Set for June 6-8

May 23, 2017 By:

This year's roadcheck will focus on proper cargo securement, along with the traditional Level 1 inspections.

Execute Safe Lane Maneuvers

Megasafe7 Rule 5: Execute Safe Lane Maneuvers

May 10, 2017 By:

When changing lanes, be sure to follow the Signal, Observe and Smooth (S.O.S.) procedure.

Motorcycle Safety

Five Safe Driving Tips for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May 3, 2017 By:

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, which serves as a national initiative to encourage motorcyclists and the rest of the motoring public to safely share the road.

Use Your Mirrors

Megasafe7 Rule 4: Use Your Mirrors

Apr 12, 2017 By:

Mirrors are one of the most important parts of your vehicle. Not knowing where objects are can-and often does-result in disaster.

2017 Regulation Update

Early 2017 Brought Substantial Activity to Trucking Regulations

Apr 10, 2017 By:

The first 100 days of the Trump presidency have seen myriad activity for the trucking industry and Department of Transportation.

Work Zone Safety

National Work Zone Awareness Week: Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands

Apr 3, 2017 By:

The 2017 National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 3-7, reminds motorists that "Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands." This annual campaign is held at the beginning of construction season with the goal of encouraging safe driving through highway work zones.

Megasafe Family

Ruan Introduces Megasafe Family Safe Driving Program

Mar 27, 2017 By:

Our goal with Megasafe Family is to spread awareness for safe, defensive driving techniques in hopes that all family members in personal vehicles and semis return home safely every day.


Ruan, Industry Prepare for ELD Mandate

Mar 20, 2017 By:

Ruan's background with ELDs will make the December 2017 transition seamless for our customer partners.

Maintain Proper Following Distance

Megasafe7 Rule 3: Maintain Proper Following Distance

Mar 15, 2017 By:

By maintaining a proper following distance, you will limit dangerous and risky driving situations that lead to rear-end accidents.

Dairy Regulations

Shippers, Carriers Partner as FSMA Compliance Date Approaches

Feb 27, 2017 By:

Beginning April 6, 2017, all U.S. shippers and carriers of human food must comply with the food safety regulations outlined in the Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act, which are designed to standardize and better document the process of loading, unloading and transporting the 85 million shipments of perishable food for human and animal consumption food per year.

Megasafe7 Rule 2: Expand Your View

Megasafe7 Rule 2: Expand Your View

Feb 12, 2017 By:

The number one way to ensure you're driving safely is to use your eyes and follow Megasafe7 Rule 2: Expand Your View.

2017 Trucking Regulations Landscape

2017 Regulatory Landscape

Feb 1, 2017 By:

With a new administration come many questions about what changes could be seen in the trucking industry. While it will take a few months to know for sure, President Trump called for a regulatory rollback or deceleration during and after the election, which will likely trickle into trucking.

Truck Parking

Truck Parking Shortage Limits Driver Productivity, Puts Them at Risk

Jan 29, 2017 By:

The ability for truck drivers to find safe and legal parking spots has long been a problem-a problem exacerbated by required federal hours-of-service breaks and increased demand for freight. And it's a problem that's likely to get worse.

City Driving Safety Rankings

Study Ranks 10 Safest, Most Dangerous Cities for Drivers

Jan 25, 2017 By:

Do you live in one of the following cities? If so, you're either among the safest or most dangerous drivers in the country. And your safety isn't the only thing at stake.

Megasafe7 Rule 1: Prepare to Drive

Megasafe7 Rule 1: Prepare to Drive

Jan 23, 2017 By:

Megasafe7 Rule 1: Prepare to Drive is a critical component to ensuring your safety-and the safety of those with whom you share the road.

Megasafe Safety Resolutions

Five Safety Resolutions to Make in 2017

Jan 6, 2017 By:

Ruan's number one Guiding Principle is Safety Focus. Commit to putting safety first every day in 2017 with these resolutions.

2016 in Review

2016 in Review: Ruan's Top Highlights

Dec 27, 2016 By:

We want to extend our sincerest gratitude to all of our employees, customers, industry leaders and advocates for making 2016 an outstanding year!

Avoid Early Onset Fatigue

How to Avoid Early Onset Fatigue this Winter Season

Nov 30, 2016 By:

One of the most dangerous aspects of winter driving is the early onset of fatigue thanks to fewer daylight hours. Prepare to safely fight fatigue with these suggestions!

Winter Weather Driving

Prepare to Drive During Winter Weather Conditions

Nov 22, 2016 By:

By properly planning and preparing yourself to drive, you are in a better position to safely complete your trip. Winter weather can spell danger for even the most experienced drivers-whether behind the wheel or not!

Stuff the Truck 2016

Ruan Hosts Community-Wide Food Drive, Stuff the Truck, to Benefit the Food Bank of Iowa

Oct 25, 2016 By:

Ruan's valued partner and event sponsor Marzetti donated almost 18,500 pounds of frozen food, and participants donated an additional 4,868 pounds of food. In total, Stuff the Truck collected nearly 23,200 pounds of donated food!

2016 Operation Safe Driver Wee

CSVA's 2016 Operation Safe Driver Week: October 16-22

Oct 12, 2016 By:

CVSA's Operation Safe Driver program was created to help reduce the number of crashes, deaths and injuries involving large trucks, buses and cars due to unsafe driving behaviors.

Ruan Driver Testimonials

Why Ruan is a Great Company to Drive For!

Sep 25, 2016 By:

Our 2015 Driver of the Year Region Winners share why they love to drive for Ruan and what makes our company a great place to work.

Megasafe7 Rules Number Six

Assess Intersections: Proceed With Caution

Sep 18, 2016 By:

Rule six of the Megasafe7 Rules of Safe Driving is Assess Intersections. Intersections are one of the most dangerous driving situations we encounter.

Driver and Technician Appreciation

Ruan Wishes Our Drivers and Technicians a Happy Appreciation Week!

Sep 12, 2016 By:

It is with great pride that Ruan celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week September 11-17, 2016. Our goal is for each and every driver and technician to truly know and understand that Ruan is a Great Place To Work because we have the industry's very best people!

2016 Engagement Survey

Attention Ruan Team: Take Our 2016 Employee Engagement Survey!

Sep 2, 2016 By:

Ruan's 2016 Engagement Survey is available for our team members from August 22-September 2. Please give us your valuable feedback so we can continue to make Ruan a great place to work!

National Preparedness Month 2016

National Preparedness Month: Don't Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.

Sep 1, 2016 By:

The goal of this month is to remind everyone to take action now, and continuously throughout the year, to prepare for emergency situations.

Ruan Internship Program

Ruan Interns Gain Invaluable Experience in the Transportation Industry

Aug 7, 2016 By:

Each summer, Ruan hosts a talented, diverse group of undergraduate students in our 10-week internship program. These interns gain exposure and experience to prepare them for careers in transportation management, logistics, safety and general business management.

Megasafe7 Rule 5

Execute Safe Lane Maneuvers: Use the S.O.S. System

Aug 3, 2016 By:

Rule five of the Megasafe7 Rules of Safe Driving is Exeute Safe Lane Maneuvers.

Environmental Brochure

Ruan Leads Industry as a Sustainable Transportation Provider

Jul 18, 2016 By:

Environmental stewardship has always been a top priority at Ruan. We take the responsibility of providing sustainable, clean supply chain solutions very seriously.

2015 Driver and Terminal of the Year

Congratulations to Our 2015 Driver and Terminal of the Year Winners!

Jul 15, 2016 By:

Ruan recently named our 2015 Driver and Terminal of the Year winners. We want to congratulate these exceptional team members and thank them for their hard work and dedication!

The Legacy of Founder John Ruan Honored During July

Jul 3, 2016 By:

Not only was Mr. Ruan a respected leader in the transportation industry, but he wasa renowned philanthropist who believed heavily in giving back to his community.

Use Your Mirrors: Stay Alert and Informed of Your Surroundings

Jun 27, 2016 By:

Rule four of the Megasafe7 Rules of Safe Driving is Use Your Mirrors. Mirrors are critical in every direction of movement as they allow you to see the space around your truck.

Protect Your Skin this Summer from Excessive Sun Exposure

Jun 22, 2016 By:

With one in five Americans developing skin cancer during his or her lifetime, it's crucial to be vigilant with protecting your skin from sun exposure.

Congratulations to Our Terminal of the Year Finalists!

Jun 20, 2016 By:

Ruan is pleased to recognize our 10 2015 Terminal of the Year Region Finalists selected by vice presidents of operations as the best in their regions.

National Forklift Safety Day: Work Together to Stay Safe

Jun 14, 2016 By:

In line with our first Guiding Principle of Safety Focus, forklift safety is a top priority at the Ruan Consolidation Distribution Center.

Stay Active in Honor of National Men's Health Week

Jun 13, 2016 By:

This year's national Men's Health Week is recognized June 13-19, with the goal of raising awareness about preventable diseases and the importance of early detection and treatment for the male population.

Why You Should Join the Ruan Team as a Diesel Technician

Jun 8, 2016 By:

With thousands of power units to maintain at almost 50 service locations, our diesel technicians truly are the engines of our business.

National Safety Month: Reduce Your Risk of Preventable Injury

Jun 6, 2016 By:

Ruan's top priority is safety at all times in everything we do. So in honor of National Safety Month, we're reminding everyone of Ruan's Megasafe5 Rules of Working Safely.

Congratulations to Our 2015 Driver of the Year Region Winners!

May 27, 2016 By:

We look forward to celebrating this distinguished group of winners in July during Ruan's Founder's Days.

Beat the Heat: Dealing With Heat Exhaustion

May 16, 2016 By:

During the warm summer months, it's important to stay hydrated and avoid becoming overheated to prevent heat exhaustion.

Maintain Proper Following Distance: Give Yourself Time to React Safely

May 9, 2016 By:

Rule three of the Megasafe7 Rules of Safe Driving is Maintain Proper Following Distance. By keeping adequate distance from other vehicles, you'll have enough time to react safely to the actions of other drivers.

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month: Share the Road

May 2, 2016 By:

During May, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) would like to remind all motorists to safely share the road with motorcyclists.

Congratulations to our 2015 Driver of the Year Region Finalists!

Apr 26, 2016 By:

Ruan is pleased to announce the names of our 181 Region Finalists for 2015 Driver of the Year.

National Work Zone Awareness Week: Don't Be That Driver

Apr 13, 2016 By:

The 2016 National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 11-15, has a theme of "Don't Be That Driver!"

Expand Your View: Practice Adequate Survellience

Apr 7, 2016 By:

Rule two of the Megasafe7 Rules of Safe Driving is Expand Your View. This can ensure you have adequate time to identify potential hazards and take action to prevent an accident.

Are You Prepared for the 2017 ELD Mandate?

Mar 31, 2016 By:

Ruan's background with ELDs will make the 2017 transition seamless for our customer partners.

Techniques to Lower High Blood Pressure Naturally

Mar 28, 2016 By:

While there is no cure, high blood pressure can be managed. Medication is one option; however, simple changes in lifestyle may do the trick without popping any pills.

Ruan Proudly Sponsors Truckers Against Trafficking

Mar 21, 2016 By:

Ruan is proud to sponsor Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), an organization poised to educate, empower and mobilize truckers to play a critical role in combating this destructive crime-and ensuring children are returned safely to their homes.

National Nutrition Month: Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

Mar 14, 2016 By:

March is National Nutrition Month! Celebrate by incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet.

Prepare To Drive: Fatigue Management

Mar 7, 2016 By:

The first of the Megasafe7 Rules of Safe Driving is Prepare to Drive. One major aspect of preparation is making sure you are well-rested for your shift. Fatigue is dangerous; it is a main factor in many accidents.

Ruan Receives Two American Advertising Awards for Print Advertising

Feb 29, 2016 By:

In February, Ruan received two American Advertising Awards, in recognition of our print advertising campaigns.

Ruan Implements FourKites Load Tracking to Gain Real-Time Visibility

Feb 23, 2016 By:

Ruan to gain real-time visibility across our carrier network through FourKites.

Celebrating the Memory of Our Founder John Ruan: February 11, 1914 - February 14, 2010

Feb 16, 2016 By:

This February, we remember the life and legacy of our founder John Ruan. He instilled our company with a respect for hard work, for integrity and for dedication to our customers. He treated his team members like an extension of his own family.

Renew Your Commitment to Safety in 2016

Feb 8, 2016 By:

Ruan's number one Guiding Principle is Safety First- which has been a top priority since Ruan began in 1932.

Pprepare To Drive: Fatigue Management

Feb 7, 2016 By:

The first of the Megasafe7 Rules of Safe Driving is Prepare to Drive. One major aspect of preparation is making sure you are well-rested for your shift. Fatigue is dangerous; it is a main factor in many accidents.

2015 in Review: Ruan's Top Highlights

Feb 1, 2016 By:

As 2016 begins, we want to take some time to reflect on the past year. Our team members' accomplishments in 2015 truly embodied our Guiding Principles of Safety Focus, People First, Customer Satisfaction, Exceptional Performance and Continuous Improvement.

Introducing the 2016 Road 2 Referrals Program

Jan 24, 2016 By:

We need to hire professional drivers, and who better to ask than our great team members? This is why we're pleased to announce the 2016 Road 2 Referrals Program.

Streamline Your Supply Chain with Ruan's Integrated Solutions

Jan 1, 2016 By:

Ruan's Integrated Solutions offerings combine the flexibility of our non-asset and asset-based capabilities with optimal technology and superior service focused on continuous improvement, cost savings and supply chain efficiency.

Safety Tips for Driving at Night Time

Dec 10, 2015 By:

We want all of our team members, their families and other members of the motoring public to make it home safely each and every night. Check out these guidelines for addressing nighttime driving cautions.

Maximize Your Benefits Options During 2016

Dec 4, 2015 By:

As 2016 is quickly approaching, we want to help ensure all of our team members have a healthy, successful new year. In addition to health, dental and vision benefits, Ruan employees have access to a number of other resources through our benefits program that aid in a healthy and fiscally-responsible lifestyle

Ruan Raises More Than $168,000 during United Way Campaign

Nov 18, 2015 By:

In late October, Ruan corporate team members joined forces to raise money for the United Way of Central Iowa. The Ruan team raised a record of more than $168,000 during the 2015 campaign!

Driver Honored with John Ruan Founder's Award

Nov 10, 2015 By:

Ruan recently had the honor of presenting our first ever John Ruan Founder's Award to a very deserving professional driver. The John Ruan Founder's Award recognizes an employee whose actions have a significant impact on the community or who promotes human welfare.

Staying Healthy On the Road

Nov 5, 2015 By:

Staying healthy while on the road can be a challenge. Ruan driver Mark Felderman found ways to adopt a healthier lifestyle while driving over the road.

Ruan Named 2015 Volvo Trucks Safety Award Winner

Oct 21, 2015 By:

Ruan was awarded a 2015 Volvo Trucks Safety Award recently at the American Trucking Associations' Management Conference & Exhibition in Philadelphia, PA.

What keeps you up at night?

Oct 14, 2015 By:

Share your scariest supply chain stories in our survey!

Ruan Leader to Participate in LEAD ATA Program

Oct 1, 2015 By:

Shawn Goad, vice president of operations, was selected to participate in the American Trucking Associations' prestigious LEAD ATA program. The one-year program was designed to bring together top talent in trucking and enable these professionals to be strong leaders and advocates in the industry

7 Reasons You Should Work for Ruan

Sep 24, 2015 By:

Ruan was founded during one of America's most trying times, the Great Depression. Not only did we meet this challenge, our company excelled and hasn't quit growing since.

Ruan Celebrates Our Professional Drivers and Technicians

Sep 17, 2015 By:

It is with great pride that we celebrate National Truck Driver and Technician Appreciation Week September 13-19, 2015. Ruan's drivers and technicians are among our most valued assets and are an integral reason our company has been successful.

Ruan Recognized with a 2015 Quest for Quality Award

Sep 10, 2015 By:

Ruan was recently honored with a 2015 Logistics Management Quest for Quality award.

Attention Ruan Team: Take our 2015 Engagement Survey!

Aug 31, 2015 By:

Please take Ruan's 2015 Engagement Survey. This brief, confidential survey is your opportunity to help shape the future of Ruan while improving your own individual work experience.

Maximize Referral Pay through Ruan's Road 2 Referrals Program

Aug 26, 2015 By:

Ruan's Road 2 Referrals campaign still has another month to go! Driver referrals are our number one source for new hires at Ruan-and can be a great way for you to earn extra money.

Ruan celebrates opening of new CNG station

Jul 22, 2015 By:

State and local officials joined representatives from Ruan and U.S. Gain as they watched a Ruan compressed natural gas (CNG) truck break the ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of the newest GAIN® Clean Fuel CNG station in North America.

Ruan Names 2014 Driver and Terminal of the Year Winners

Jul 17, 2015 By:

Tony Roper was named Ruan's 2014 Driver of the Year after being selected from a pool of more than 4,200 professional drivers.

Ruan's Founder's Days Celebrated in July

Jul 7, 2015 By:

Ruan Transportation Management Systems was born on July 4, 1932, when John Ruan hauled his first load of gravel.

Healthy Living Guidelines for National Men's Health Week

Jun 15, 2015 By:

June 15-21 is National Men's Health Week, a time dedicated to heightening the awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging early detection and treatment of diseases among men and boys.

It's National Safety Month: Tips for Driving Safely

Jun 4, 2015 By:

At Ruan, safety is our number one priority at all times. We do everything we can to ensure all of our team members return home safely each day.

Ruan Names 16 Driver of the Year Region Winners

May 26, 2015 By:

We are pleased to announce the names of our 2014 Driver of the Year Region Winners!

Ruan Earns Transport Topics Logistics Distinction

Apr 28, 2015 By:

Ruan Transportation Management Systems recently landed as number 18 in Transport Topics' 2015 list of the Top 50 Logistics Companies.

Special Event Emphasizes Importance of Long-term Highway Funding

Apr 17, 2015 By:

On April 9, a Stand Up for Transportation Day event was held in downtown Des Moines, IA, as part of the national movement.

Congratulations To Our 2014 Driver of the Year Region Finalists!

Apr 6, 2015 By:

Our professional truck drivers truly drive our business, and without them, Ruan would not exist. For this reason, we know it is critical to recognize our safest and most distinguished professional drivers each year.

Issues Expected to Impact Trucking in 2015

Mar 24, 2015 By:

Transportation is a highly regulated industry. At Ruan, teams across the company stay abreast of potential and impending regulatory changes that could affect operations.

National Nutrition Month: A Guide to Portion Control

Mar 10, 2015 By:

March is National Nutrition Month! One essential aspect of nutrition is portion control, which aids in weight loss and maintaining a healthy diet.

Live Heart Healthy: It's American Heart Month

Feb 9, 2015 By:

February is American Heart Month, an annual awareness campaign surrounding the nation's number one killer-heart disease.

Driver Shortage Continues to Challenge Transportation Industry

Dec 30, 2014 By:

18 Winter Driving Tips to Stay Safe on the Road (Infographic)

Nov 24, 2014

Winter driving can be more dangerous and challenging than driving during other seasons of the year, but you can come through the season safely by applying these 18 tips to your everyday commute.

McCarty Family Farms to Partner with Ruan to Transport Milk

Nov 17, 2014 By:

McCarty Family Farms and Ruan today announced a partnership where Ruan will become McCarty's dedicated contract carrier, providing transportation and logistics support for one of the Colby area's largest employers.

7 Reasons Ruan Transportation is the Best Trucking Company to Drive For (Infographic)

Oct 22, 2014

As part of the Ruan team, our truck drivers are not just another number but are more like an extension of the Ruan family. Learn more in this infographic!

Be Alert for Deer

Be Alert for Deer and Other Animals

Oct 13, 2014 By:

This time of year, there is an increase in deer movements, and it is imperative that drivers are alert.

Ruan Earns 2014 EPA SmartWay Excellence Award

Oct 7, 2014 By:

For the third straight year, Ruan was honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for being an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.

Ruan Named Industry Leader by Four Publications

Sep 23, 2014 By:

Four supply chain and transportation publications recently included Ruan in a variety of lists highlighting industry leaders.

Ruan Celebrates Drivers, Technicians

Sep 16, 2014 By:

It is with great pride that we celebrate National Truck Driver and Technician Appreciation Week September 14-20, 2014.


Aug 25, 2014 By:

We want to hear from you! There is nothing more important to us than listening to the voice of each team member about their experience at Ruan.

Ruan named Green Supply Chain Partner by Inbound Logistics

Aug 11, 2014 By:

Ruan has been honored again for our sustainability efforts. Inbound Logistics magazine has selected Ruan as a Green Supply Chain Partner for the second year in a row.

Announcing our 2013 Driver and Terminal of the Year Winners!

Jul 18, 2014 By:

Chuck Carmin was named Ruan Transportation Management Systems' 2013 Driver of the Year Wednesday after being selected from a pool of more than 4,200 professional drivers.

Gonnerman promoted to Vice President of Safety

Jun 26, 2014 By:

Ruan recently announced the promotion of Lisa Gonnerman to vice president of safety.

Congratulations to our Terminal of the Year Winners!

Jun 11, 2014 By:

We are pleased to announce the names of our 2013 Terminal of the Year Region Finalists and Region Winners.

Ruan Names 14 Driver of the Year Region Winners

May 22, 2014 By:

We are pleased to announce the names of our 2013 Driver of the Year Region Winners!

Ruan Honors Driver of the Year Region Finalists

May 6, 2014 By:

Our professional truck drivers truly drive our business, and without them, Ruan would not exist. For this reason, we know it is critical to recognize our safest and most distinguished professional drivers each year.

Ruan Driver Makes Special Delivery at U.S. Capitol

Apr 23, 2014 By:

The week of March 16 wasn't a normal week for Ruan driver Mark Howard, who operates out of the Cedar Falls, IA, terminal and serves on the Iowa Road Team.

Ruan Begins Construction on New Minnesota Warehouse

Apr 8, 2014 By:

Last week marked the groundbreaking of our new Ruan Consolidation Distribution Center (RCDC) near Rogers, MN.

National Nutrition Month - March 2014

Mar 26, 2014 By:

This year's theme for National Nutrition Month is "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right." Consumer research confirms that taste tops nutrition as the main reason why one food is purchased over another.

Natural Gas Use Grows in Trucking Industry

Mar 3, 2014 By:

Throughout the transportation industry, more and more carriers are committing to use alternative, sustainable fuels to power heavy-duty vehicles.

Gonnerman appointed to federal CSA Sub-Committee

Jan 29, 2014 By:

Ruan's Director of Safety Lisa Gonnerman was recently asked to serve on the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Sub-Committee to the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC).

11 Easy Dumbbell Exercises

Jan 15, 2014 By:

You don't need a gym to burn calories and work your muscles! Carry a couple dumbbells with you while traveling to utilize during breaks or stops to get in a few quick exercises.

Attention Drivers: Deadline Approaches for Medical Card/CDL Merger

Jan 8, 2014 By:

A very important deadline is just around the corner for all commercial driver's license (CDL) holders. By January 30, 2014, all CDL holders must supply information about the type of driving they do to their state driver licensing agency.

2013 Year in Review

Jan 2, 2014 By:

As we enter 2014, we took a look back at 2013-and it was another great year for Ruan! We hope it was just as good for all of our team members, customers, partners and friends. Here are our top 10 highlights from 2013. Enjoy!

Ruan Named to Top 50 Logistics Companies List

Dec 17, 2013 By:

Ruan recently received two transportation industry accolades from Transport Topics.

A Healthier Thanksgiving Meal

Nov 20, 2013 By:

It's Wellness Wednesday, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Over the next couple of weeks, many people will enjoy several Thanksgiving feasts with family and friends.

Ruan Raises More Than $155,000 During United Way Campaign

Nov 14, 2013 By:

In early November, Ruan corporate team members joined forces to raise money for the United Way of Central Iowa. The Ruan team raised a record of $155,397 during the 2013 campaign.

Arthur Elected Chairman of IMTA

Nov 5, 2013 By:

More than 71 years after John Ruan founded the Iowa Motor Truck Association to advocate for the trucking industry, President of Dedicated Contract Carriage Ralph Arthur took over as chairman of the association to continue what Mr. Ruan started.

Six Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Calories Each Day

Oct 2, 2013 By:

You know you're supposed to limit your daily calorie intake. But how do you make the most out of those calories to fill you up and provide the nutrients your body needs? Overall, you should focus on calorie-dense foods, where each bite packs a serious calorie punch and keeps you fuller longer. Think veggies, fruits and beans.

Ruan Wins Big at IMTA Best of the Best Awards Ceremony

Sep 23, 2013 By:

Ruan and our team members took home seven awards at the Iowa Motor Truck Association's (IMTA's) 2013 Management Conference last week, including Safety Professional of the Year and Iowa Driver of the Year.

Know your limits. Don't drive fatigued.

Sep 12, 2013 By:

We all know sleep is important for our bodies to function correctly. Without it, we can lack energy and fail to do our jobs to the best of our ability. For professional truck drivers, in particular, quality, restful sleep is critical. Are you getting enough?

Healthy diet first step to healthy lifestyle

Aug 21, 2013 By:

When it comes to developing a healthy lifestyle, changing your eating habits is the best place to start. Focus on using food to fuel your body to get through your day, not depriving yourself and becoming educated on how to read food labels.

Check out the summer issue of RED Magazine!

Aug 19, 2013 By:

The ninth issue of RED Magazine was recently distributed to team members, clients, prospective clients and friends of Ruan. The issue features Ruan's expanded Integrated Solutions service offering, a one-source transportation management solution for customers.

Attention Ruan Team: Take our 2013 Engagement Survey!

Aug 13, 2013 By:

We want to hear from you!

Ruan team volunteers at local shelter

Aug 9, 2013 By:

Volunteering at Hawthorn Hill's New Directions Shelter, a homeless shelter for women with children, was Ruan's third Founder's Days opportunity to give back to the community.

Healthy Pit Stop Food

Jul 31, 2013 By:

Eating healthy on the road isn't always easy, but it can be if you make the right decisions at convenience stores.

Ruan represented in 'Lean and Green' issue

Jul 29, 2013 By:

Inbound Logistics magazine has selected Ruan as a Green Supply Chain Partner to be profiled in the G75 section of the Lean and Green issue, which features the 75 leading transportation companies in green supply chain management and logistics partnerships.

Are you drinking enough water?

Jul 24, 2013 By:

How much water do you drink each day? Most likely, it's not enough. It is recommended that you consume either 100 ounces or half your body weight in ounces every single day!

Ruan Names 2012 Driver of the Year

Jul 19, 2013 By:

Congratulations to professional driver Mark Goforth, who was named Ruan's 2012 Driver of the Year on Wednesday!

Ruan helps build garden for non-profit

Jul 12, 2013 By:

Ruan celebrates Founder's Days throughout the month of July with volunteer opportunities for team members to show their philanthropic spirit. As part of Founder's Days, a team of Ruan volunteers in Des Moines, IA, recently built a raised garden at PACE Orchard Place.

Ruan driver named Highway Angel

Jul 9, 2013 By:

We want to send a big shout out to Ruan professional driver Adam Phillips for being named a Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Highway Angel! The TCA saves this recognition for the best professional drivers in the business who perform "good deeds" on the road, ranging from simple acts of kindness, such as fixing a flat tire, to heroic life-saving efforts, such as pulling someone from a burning vehicle and administering CPR.

Ruan Launches New Blog

Jun 6, 2013 By:

Welcome to Ruan's official company blog! Whether you're a professional driver, a prospective customer, an industry partner or someone new to the transportation and logistics industry looking for more information, you've landed in the right place.

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