Ruan represented in 'Lean and Green' issue

Jul 29, 2013 By:

Ruan is being honored again for our sustainability efforts. Inbound Logistics magazine has selected Ruan as a Green Supply Chain Partner to be profiled in the G75 section of the Lean and Green issue, which features the 75 leading transportation companies in green supply chain management and logistics partnerships.

Inbound Logistics’ methodology for selecting the G75 includes four benchmarks: measurable green results, sustainability innovation, continuous improvement and industry recognition. Inbound Logistics considered more than 200 transportation and logistics companies for the award.

Ruan utilizes a variety of environmentally friendly strategies, including idle reduction and auxiliary power unit (APU) usage, low viscosity lubricants, reduced highway speeds, lightweight equipment, paperless technologies and processes and successful driver training designed with an emphasis on maintenance and fuel consumption. The company continually investigates new, sustainable fuel options like biodiesel and compressed natural gas (CNG). In fact, Ruan currently operates one of the largest CNG fleets in the country hauling dairy products in Indiana. The use of CNG at this operation will eliminate as many as 1.8 million gallons of diesel fuel each year.

"Ruan's environmental program provides guidelines and measures for reducing fuel consumption, reducing or eliminating materials for disposal and preventing pollution, which not only controls costs but helps protect the environment," said President and CEO Steve Chapman. "The G75 recognition affirms our commitment to safe, efficient business practices that benefit our customers, team members and the global community."

The Lean and Green issue educates readers about the most sustainable companies when seeking green supply chain management and logistics partners.

Ruan is “walking the walk” in supply chain sustainability.