Ruan Highlights Sustainability Efforts

Oct 26, 2020

Ruan has always believed that we are more than a transportation and logistics company; we are a part of the communities we serve. We are continually focused on ways to make our more than 4,000 tractors and 10,000 trailer fleet cleaner and more efficient.

Ruan is an official partner in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transport Partnership and has been honored several times with a SmartWay Excellence Award from the EPA as an industry leader in freight supply chain energy efficiency. Our fleet has many green specifications, including electric auxiliary power units that reduce engine idle time, efficient progressive shifting, auto-inflation trailer tire systems, and onboard recorders that monitor MPG, over-RPM, idle time, hard braking, and any over-speed driving. Ruan utilizes alternative fuel types including biodiesel, compressed natural gas (CNG), renewable natural gas (RNG), and renewable hydrocarbon diesel. Our CNG fleet of more than 120 trucks services customers in numerous industries and reduces millions of pounds of CO2 emissions. We are currently deploying 10 near-zero CNG engines in the Central Valley of California. We have also made great strides in improving our MPG percentage with an 11 percent increase over the last two years.

Ruan’s trucks are is equipped with advanced technology designed to assist the driver in avoiding accidents. Collision mitigation and roll stability systems on the trucks alert drivers if they are not maintaining proper following distance, if they depart a lane, or are speeding.

All of our professional drivers use our mobile technology platform, eliminating our reliance on paper and increasing our company-wide efficiency and productivity. Ruan has our first zero-emission, 100 percent battery-powered electric tractors deployed in operations in Minnesota and Indiana, and we reserved several Tesla electric trucks to add to our fleet in the coming months.

A core part of our business has always been dedicated to implementing the absolute best practices for our customers and the communities we serve. To learn more about Ruan’s sustainability efforts, we have this resource available: