DRIVER OF THE YEAR TESTIMONIALS

Check out these video testimonials from our 2015 Driver of the Year Region Winners! Click these links to see our 2014 and 2013 Driver of the Year testimonials.

 Robert Caton  

"They have good benefits. They have a good safety program and I like the people I work with."

-Robert Caton, 2014 Driver of the Year Region Winner

 Robert Turley  

"We all have our own routes where we get to know our customers."

-Robert Turley, 2014 Driver of the Year Region Winner

 Andy Studer  

"I get to travel and see the country and get paid for it."

-Andy Studer, 2014 Driver of the Year Region Winner

Jim Schriber 

"The Ruan corporation is quite large, yet we're still names, not numbers."

-Jim Schriber, 2013 Driver of the Year Region Winner

Brandy Cook 

"My secret to being a safe driver is I try to be 100 percent focused and attentive when I'm behind the wheel of the truck."

-Brandy Cook, 2013 Driver of the Year Region Winner

David Kneitz

"[Being nominated for Driver of the Year] just makes me feel as though I'm a whole lot closer to the Ruan family, the Ruan corporation. And it's given me a great overview as to how big my actual family is."

-David Kneitz, 2013 Driver of the Year Region Winner

Steve Millang

 "[Being a dedicated driver] makes your life a lot easier. You know when you're going to be home for your home life, and you're pretty sure of what you're going to be doing every day. You get a lot better at it doing the same thing."

-Steve Millang, 2012 Driver of the Year Region Winner

 Robby Stark

"I've been really lucky with Ruan. They've done everything for me that I've ever asked of them: maintenance, the equipment is up to date, it's new and the work is very steady. You don't have to worry about a check. I have no complaints."

-Robby Stark, 2012 Driver of the Year Region Winner

Steve Felker

"I treat my customers like I like to be treated; I want to give them my 100 percent."

- Steve Felker, 2011 Driver of the Year Region Winner

Bob Schroud

"I think teamwork is very important because it takes a team working together in this industry to be successful. It's not only the driver; the driver obviously needs support from the staff at his local terminal, and he needs a good service department to keep the equipment running."

- Bob Schroud, 2011 Driver of the Year Region Winner

Keith Golliday

"If you don't enjoy your job, it's a job. If you enjoy what you are doing, it's not really a job; it's a lifestyle. I enjoy what I do, and working at Ruan is even better."

- Keith Golliday, 2011 Driver of the Year

Rick Devolder

"I have a philosophy for my customers that the customer is always right. I mean they are your boss. I just try to do whatever they say, and strive to get along with them all the time."

- Rick Devolder, 2011 Driver of the Year Region Winner

David Crenshaw

"Ruan is the best company I've worked for as far as taking care of me and my family."

- David Crenshaw, 2010 Driver of the Year Region Winner

Bill McDonald

"I've been employed with four different trucking companies, and Ruan is the way to go. I told my wife after working here for three or four days, 'I feel like I'm home.'"

- Bill McDonald, 2010 Driver of the Year Region Winner

Roger Wootton

"One of the best things about working for Ruan is being home on the weekends."

- Roger Wootton, 2010 Driver of the Year Region Winner

Kelly Hall

"I make every one of my delivery customers feel as if they were my only customer."

- Kelly Hall, 2010 Driver of the Year Region Winner 

Brian Dillman

"The best part about driving for Ruan is the security you have and the backing you have, especially the customer service when you have a breakdown. You never feel like you're on your own. That means a lot, knowing that you have support."

- Brian Dillman, 2009 Driver of the Year Region Winner

Bruce Henderson

"If someone was going to start in the trucking business, I'd tell him to look at Ruan because they're second to none. They're the best place to build your future. You can support your family, you can make great money, and you can meet great people."

- Bruce Henderson, 2008 and 2009 Driver of the Year Region Winner

Doug Quick

"The best part about driving for Ruan is the family atmosphere and the way you get treated. It's a good job and I feel like I'm part of the family."

- Doug Quick, 2009 Driver of the Year

John Hart

"The best part of working for Ruan is the overall quality of the company. The equipment, the management, the customers, the coworkers—there really is little downside. And a great upside."

- John Hart, 2009 Driver of the Year Region Winner

John Lins

"The best part about Ruan is that you have the opportunity to take part in many things, not just being a driver. You can take part in policy-making and decision-making. They allow for the input and involvement."

- John Lins, 2009 Driver of the Year Region Winner

Wayne Plunkett

"My personal philosophy on safety is that it only takes a minute to be safe and a second to be dead. That's the way I've always looked at it. Safety is very important to me. I want to go home and see my wife and family and grandkids."

- Wayne Plunkett, 2009 Driver of the Year Region Winner