The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) recently signed an agreement with Ruan for dedicated contract transportation and value-added warehousing. Ruan began operations on April 15, 2019.
ABD enforces state laws and administrative rules related to the manufacture and sale of alcohol products across the state of Iowa. Ruan will deliver to more than 1,500 locations and manage approximately 2,300 SKUs in a warehouse.
“This partnership with Ruan enables ABD to provide the highest level of service to our customers. With a trusted and capable partner, we are able to focus on our core responsibility of governing the alcoholic beverages marketplace in Iowa,” said ABD Administrator Stephen Larson. “We look forward to a long partnership with a leading Iowa company and providing our customers with the best service possible.”
Ruan hired 18 professional drivers and 30 warehouse personnel, many of whom were retained from their existing positions with ABD. Ruan is responsible for the management of the fleet and professional drivers, including recruiting and retaining employees, training and development, providing state-of-the-art technology, complying with all regulatory and safety requirements, and implementing an equipment and maintenance strategy to keep ABD’s operation running efficiently and safely.
The following video provides an overview of the Ruan and ABD partnership during the first day of operation.
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