Ruan Blog

Our transportation industry blog is a great resource for the latest updates from Ruan and recent trends and challenges facing our industry. Choose from specific topics using the menu on the right.


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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.

Rising Diesel Prices in 2019

Apr 10 2019

With International Maritime Organization impacts expected, plus upward tax pressures, diesel costs are expected to continue rising in 2019 and into 2020.

Ruan's Value is Invaluable: Integrity

Apr 3 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 the foundational principle set down by our founder: operating with integrity.

Chad Willis; Chris Fish; Bob Elkins
Ruan Announces New Leadership Roles

Mar 27 2019

Newly assigned leadership roles will serve Ruan's broad customer base and internal teams.

Firing On All Cylinders

Mar 15 2019

While new trucking equipment offers a host of benefits such as fuel efficiency and improved safety technology, it is costlier than ever to maintain and repair due to more advanced features. The industry is facing a shortage of skilled technicians necessary to keep the trucks on the road.

Ruan's Value is Invaluable: Experience

Mar 6 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 the 87 years of supply chain and transportation experience we bring to each partnership.

Driver Honored as Highway Angel

Feb 27 2019

Ruan driver Wayne Plunkett was named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for his efforts assisting a motorist after an accident.

Driver of the Year Selection Begins Soon!

Feb 20 2019

Ruan is beginning the process of selecting our 2018 Driver of the Year! This professional driver will join the ranks of our 10 previous Drivers of the Year, who exemplify our standards of safety, customer service, dedication, and professionalism.

Issue 15 of RED Magazine is out!

Feb 13 2019

We recently released our latest issue of RED Magazine, which covers a number of industry topics affecting Ruan and our customers. Check it out!

Top Five Benefits of Hiring an Asset-Based 3PL

Feb 5 2019

Ruan's Integrated Solutions combine the flexibility of our non-asset and asset-based capabilities with optimal technology and superior service focused on continuous improvement, cost savings, and supply chain efficiency. The Ruan team partners with customers to evaluate, optimize, and deliver a one-source supply chain solution.

Ruan and REG Partnership: The Benefits of Biodiesel

Jan 30 2019

Ruan finds that biodiesel helps to reduce emissions and protect the bottom line.

Ruan Driver Named Highway Angel

Jan 23 2019

The Highway Angel program, managed by the Truckload Carriers Association, is an ongoing effort to recognize driver professionalism and to elevate the public's awareness of and appreciation for outstanding drivers in the trucking industry. Ruan driver Mike Johnson recently earned this prestigious award.

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Ruan Joins the Blockchain in Transport Alliance

Jan 16 2019

Ruan recently joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), an organization dedicated to determining best practices and standards for blockchain in the transportation industry. We will deploy a prototype blockchain in 2019.

Megasafe5 Rules of Working Safely

Jan 9 2019

Ruan's Megasafe5 Rules of Working Safely help keep our drivers safe by encouraging good decision making.

Current Freight Transportation Industry Outlook

Jan 4 2019

2018 was a big year for the transportation industry, including a booming freight environment that tightened capacity, the enforcement of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, a continuing driver shortage, and the beginning of a process to potentially change some federal hours-of-service rules. Now, despite a global economic slowdown, our population still needs a multitude of products that can only be hauled by heavy-duty trucks.