Pictured Left to Right: John Joines, VP Safety Great West Casualty Company and ATA President’s Trophy Sponsor; Ron Hanson, Ruan SVP and CAO; Allison Meiners, Ruan Safety Training and Compliance Manager; Ben McLean, Ruan CEO; Dan Van Alstine, Ruan President and COO
Ruan was awarded the American Trucking Associations’ President’s Trophy in the over 100 million miles category. The President’s Trophy is the highest safety award available to motor carrier in the United States and is presented annually to only three motor carriers. The award goes to fleets that demonstrate innovative approaches to safety and go above and beyond to keep the highways safe.
“This award is a testament to the culture of safety and quality we have built throughout the past 85 years at Ruan,” said CEO Ben McLean. “It is an honor to be recognized among our peers, and we thank the ATA for the recognition.”
Vice President of Safety Lisa Gonnerman accepted the trophy on behalf of Ruan at the ATA’s Safety Management Council’s Safety, Security and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition on November 15.
In recent years, the company has implemented a number of strategies to ensure safety for everyone on the road. This includes the use of automatic onboard recording devices in all Ruan tractors, and most tractors are equipped with lane departure warnings, roll stability, and collision mitigation and more.