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Ruan Team Members: Take Our 2019 Engagement Survey!

Aug 14 2019

We are pleased to invite you to take Ruan's 2019 Engagement Survey, August 12-30, which will further build our desired great place to work culture.

Governor Reynolds and Ruan Recognize Central Campus Apprentices

Aug 5 2019

Governor Kim Reynolds and Ruan presented two former Des Moines' Central Campus students, Louis Moreno and Diego Garcia-Orellana, with certification of completion of the Ruan IT Apprenticeship Program. Des Moines' Central Campus and Ruan were first to offer an IT Registered Apprenticeship Program.

2018 Ruan Driver of the Year Winners' Circle
Ruan Announces 2018 Driver and Operation of the Year

Jul 29 2019

Ruan recently named our 2018 Driver and Operation of the Year winners. David Bailey was named the 2018 Driver of the Year, and our Terre Haute, IN, operation, led by Dedicated Fleet Manager Matt Mathias, was named the 2018 Operation of the Year.

Top Tech Competition Results

Jul 17 2019

During Ruan's Technician Appreciation Week July 7-13, we also hosted our second annual Top Technician Competition in our headquarters city of Des Moines, IA.

Ruan to Offer Three Weeks' Pay to Former LME Employees

Jul 16 2019

Ruan is growing in several operations throughout the Midwest, including in Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, North Dakota, and Kansas. Ruan invites all former LME employees who meet Ruan's qualifications to apply and join the Ruan team.

Ruan Celebrates Technician Appreciation Week

Jul 8 2019

This week, we are excited to celebrate Technician Appreciation Week to recognize all of our service managers and technicians. We want to thank these team members for ensuring that our drivers have safe, well-maintained equipment and for keeping that equipment on the road with limited downtime, allowing our customers' freight to be delivered on time.

Operation of the Year Recognition

Jul 3 2019

We are pleased to share with you our 2018 Operation of the Year Finalists selected by vice presidents of operations as the top performers in their business units. From these 12 finalists, our senior leadership team further narrowed the group to a Winners' Circle of three honorees, and the leaders of our Winners' Circle operations will be honored in July at our annual Founder's Days Celebration.

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Ruan Expands with New Customer Partner in Wisconsin and Ohio

Jun 20 2019

Ruan recently announced it has secured a new customer relationship with Charter Steel. The new business expands Ruan's significant presence in the steel and metals vertical. The partnership with Charter Steel will create operations for Ruan in Saukville, WI, and Fostoria, OH, along with Cuyahoga Heights, OH.

Warehouse Focus as the Key to Optimizing Your Supply Chain

Jun 18 2019

To optimize their supply chains, shippers should leverage warehouse innovations, implement an optimal TMS and WMS, and determine the best warehouse site.

2019 Iowa STEM Summit

Jun 17 2019

Ruan recently shared the successes of our apprenticeship program at the Iowa Governor's 2019 Future Ready Iowa Summit: STEM Education + Workplace Partnerships in Des Moines, IA.

Ruan's Value is Invaluable: Safety

Jun 10 2019

In this four part blog series, we highlight ways that Ruan can provide value to our customers as an asset-based 3PL. This installment focuses on our safety focus..

Ruan's 2018 Driver of the Year Winners' Circle!

Jun 5 2019

Our Driver of the Year candidates exemplify our standards of safety, customer service, dedication, and professionalism. Click here to read more about 14 Winners' Circle honorees, who will be recognized in July.

How Can a Third-Party Logistics Provider Save Me Money?

May 29 2019

Have you ever wondered about how partnering with a third-party logistics provider (3PL) could save you money? It could be as much as 10 percent. Click here to learn more.

Remember to Share the Road

May 21 2019

As warmer weather approaches, more people will be out on and near roadways, so be sure to share the road and keep an eye out for cyclists and pedestrians.

Ruan and Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division Partnership

May 13 2019

The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division recently partnered with Ruan for dedicated contract transportation and value-added warehousing.

Ruan's Value is Invaluable: Technology

May 10 2019

In this four part blog series, we highlight ways that Ruan can provide value to our customers as an asset-based 3PL. This installment focuses on our transportation management system technology, and the experts behind it.

Four Key Considerations for Choosing a Third-Party Logistics Provider

May 5 2019

There are four key factors to consider when choosing a third-party logistics (3PL) provider.

Ruan's 2018 Driver of the Year Finalists

May 1 2019

We are proud of our fleet of 4,600 drivers, and we formally recognize them annually with our Driver of the Year program. Congratulations to our 184 finalists!

Ruan's Experts Drive Industry Leading Technology Package

Apr 21 2019

Knowing how to quickly set-up and configure supply chain technology so the solutions work for individual customers is the key to getting the most flexible and powerful performance from industry leading package applications. Read this Q&A with Director of Integrated Solutions Graham Page..

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Apr 17 2019

We all know that texting and driving is unsafe, and yet many drivers still do it. Learn about the dangers of distracted driving and the myth of multitasking.