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

In 2009, Ruan launched the Driver of the Year program to recognize exceptional driver performance for the previous year. Our DOY candidates exemplify our standards of safety, customer service, dedication, and professionalism. Each Driver of the Year—one out of Ruan’s 4,600 professional drivers—is honored with a trophy, a cash reward, and the title of Driver of the Year for the recognition year.

To select  our Driver of the Year, on-site managers select DOY finalists from their operations. Our vice presidents of operations then narrow the field of finalists to a Winners’ Circle, who travel to our headquarters in Des Moines, IA, in July for an award ceremony and other festivities. Out of the Winners' Circle, our senior leadership team select an annual Driver of the Year, announced at the award ceremony.

Megasafe Awards and Recognition Program

Ruan's Megasafe Awards and Recognition Program honors drivers who work safely every single day for the success of Ruan and our valued customers. To qualify for an award, drivers must not have any preventable behind-the-wheel accidents in a 12-month period. In addition to a jacket, drivers receive a Safe Driver pin for the number of years he or she has been accident-free. The next year, if there were no accidents, 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 five levels of recognition, including the Team Ruan Award, the Ruan Spotlight, the Pacesetter Award, the Extra Mile Award, and the John Ruan Founder's Award.