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Ruan Names 16 Driver of the Year Region Winners

May 26 2015

We are pleased to announce the names of our 2014 Driver of the Year Region Winners!

Ruan Earns Transport Topics Logistics Distinction

Apr 28 2015

Ruan Transportation Management Systems recently landed as number 18 in Transport Topics' 2015 list of the Top 50 Logistics Companies.

Special Event Emphasizes Importance of Long-term Highway Funding

Apr 17 2015

On April 9, a Stand Up for Transportation Day event was held in downtown Des Moines, IA, as part of the national movement.

Congratulations To Our 2014 Driver of the Year Region Finalists!

Apr 6 2015

Our professional truck drivers truly drive our business, and without them, Ruan would not exist. For this reason, we know it is critical to recognize our safest and most distinguished professional drivers each year.

Issues Expected to Impact Trucking in 2015

Mar 24 2015

Transportation is a highly regulated industry. At Ruan, teams across the company stay abreast of potential and impending regulatory changes that could affect operations.

National Nutrition Month: A Guide to Portion Control

Mar 10 2015

March is National Nutrition Month! One essential aspect of nutrition is portion control, which aids in weight loss and maintaining a healthy diet.

Live Heart Healthy: It's American Heart Month

Feb 9 2015

February is American Heart Month, an annual awareness campaign surrounding the nation's number one killer-heart disease.

John Ruan III Announces Steve Chapman's Retirement - Ben McLean New Chief Executive Officer

Dec 2 2014

Ruan Executive Chairman John Ruan III announced today that chief executive officer, Steve Chapman, is retiring effective December 31, 2014. President and Chief Operating Officer Ben McLean, has been promoted to chief executive officer.

18 Winter Driving Tips to Stay Safe on the Road (Infographic)

Nov 24 2014

Winter driving can be more dangerous and challenging than driving during other seasons of the year, but you can come through the season safely by applying these 18 tips to your everyday commute.

McCarty Family Farms to Partner with Ruan to Transport Milk

Nov 17 2014

McCarty Family Farms and Ruan today announced a partnership where Ruan will become McCarty's dedicated contract carrier, providing transportation and logistics support for one of the Colby area's largest employers.

7 Reasons Ruan Transportation is the Best Trucking Company to Drive For (Infographic)

Oct 22 2014

As part of the Ruan team, our truck drivers are not just another number but are more like an extension of the Ruan family. Learn more in this infographic!

Be Alert for Deer
Be Alert for Deer and Other Animals

Oct 13 2014

This time of year, there is an increase in deer movements, and it is imperative that drivers are alert.

Ruan Earns 2014 EPA SmartWay Excellence Award

Oct 7 2014

For the third straight year, Ruan was honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for being an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.

Ruan Named Industry Leader by Four Publications

Sep 23 2014

Four supply chain and transportation publications recently included Ruan in a variety of lists highlighting industry leaders.

Ruan Celebrates Drivers, Technicians

Sep 16 2014

It is with great pride that we celebrate National Truck Driver and Technician Appreciation Week September 14-20, 2014.


Aug 25 2014

We want to hear from you! There is nothing more important to us than listening to the voice of each team member about their experience at Ruan.

Ruan named Green Supply Chain Partner by Inbound Logistics

Aug 11 2014

Ruan has been honored again for our sustainability efforts. Inbound Logistics magazine has selected Ruan as a Green Supply Chain Partner for the second year in a row.

Announcing our 2013 Driver and Terminal of the Year Winners!

Jul 18 2014

Chuck Carmin was named Ruan Transportation Management Systems' 2013 Driver of the Year Wednesday after being selected from a pool of more than 4,200 professional drivers.

Gonnerman promoted to Vice President of Safety

Jun 26 2014

Ruan recently announced the promotion of Lisa Gonnerman to vice president of safety.