Mining and Earth Product Transportation Capabilities

Ruan has a successful track record in the bulk business dating back to 1932, with John Ruan's first hand-loaded gravel delivery. Today, Ruan's flexibility allows us to manage fluctuating loads, especially for mining and earth products. Our continuous improvement focus on technology and equipment enables Ruan to be more efficient within the supply chain while never sacrificing quality, safety, or customer satisfaction.

Ruan's Integrated Supply Chain Solutions offers it all, including Dedicated Contract TransportationManaged Transportation, and value-added warehousing. We 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. The Ruan team partners with mining and earth-product customers to evaluate, optimize, and deliver a one-source, integrated supply chain solution.

The mining and minerals industry requires specialized transportation for mining products and commodities and equipment and chemicals used in mining and processing. Mining equipment is often heavy and oversized, requiring a range of transportation, including LTL, flatbed, multi-axle, and oversize and non-standard trailers. Further, some of the chemicals used in the industry represent hazardous cargo, which requires specialized shipping equipment and expertise.

At Ruan, we have experience with dry, dry bulk, and specialized trailers for earth products and mineral and mining commodities. These include copper concentrate, silica sand, resin-coated silica, frac sand, pebble lime, fly ash, soda ash, cement, gypsum, hydrated lime, foundry sand, lead oxide, and more.

Why should you consider Ruan as your mining and minerals logistics partner?


Ruan's professional supply chain team manages more than $1.35 billion in annual transportation spending. We are an asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) founded in 1932. Our solution engineering team and skilled operators leverage our technology and proven processes to streamline your network, adding value and reducing cost.


We execute an analysis that delivers a customized strategy for the optimal service and cost solution based on your requirements and goals. We recommend the best combination of your current providers, our vetted network of partners, and Ruan's assets.


Ruan's experts configure our powerful integrated supply chain technology suite to accommodate your business rules, provide the most efficient planning, and ensure that reporting provides actionable metrics for ongoing improvement.

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