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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.

Congratulations to our Terminal of the Year Winners!

Jun 11 2014

We are pleased to announce the names of our 2013 Terminal of the Year Region Finalists and Region Winners.

Ruan Names 14 Driver of the Year Region Winners

May 22 2014

We are pleased to announce the names of our 2013 Driver of the Year Region Winners!

Ruan Honors Driver of the Year Region Finalists

May 6 2014

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.

Ruan Driver Makes Special Delivery at U.S. Capitol

Apr 23 2014

The week of March 16 wasn't a normal week for Ruan driver Mark Howard, who operates out of the Cedar Falls, IA, terminal and serves on the Iowa Road Team.

Ruan Begins Construction on New Minnesota Warehouse

Apr 8 2014

Last week marked the groundbreaking of our new Ruan Consolidation Distribution Center (RCDC) near Rogers, MN.

National Nutrition Month - March 2014

Mar 26 2014

This year's theme for National Nutrition Month is "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right." Consumer research confirms that taste tops nutrition as the main reason why one food is purchased over another.

Natural Gas Use Grows in Trucking Industry

Mar 3 2014

Throughout the transportation industry, more and more carriers are committing to use alternative, sustainable fuels to power heavy-duty vehicles.

Gonnerman appointed to federal CSA Sub-Committee

Jan 29 2014

Ruan's Director of Safety Lisa Gonnerman was recently asked to serve on the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Sub-Committee to the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC).

11 Easy Dumbbell Exercises

Jan 15 2014

You don't need a gym to burn calories and work your muscles! Carry a couple dumbbells with you while traveling to utilize during breaks or stops to get in a few quick exercises.

Attention Drivers: Deadline Approaches for Medical Card/CDL Merger

Jan 8 2014

A very important deadline is just around the corner for all commercial driver's license (CDL) holders. By January 30, 2014, all CDL holders must supply information about the type of driving they do to their state driver licensing agency.

2013 Year in Review

Jan 2 2014

As we enter 2014, we took a look back at 2013-and it was another great year for Ruan! We hope it was just as good for all of our team members, customers, partners and friends. Here are our top 10 highlights from 2013. Enjoy!

Ruan Named to Top 50 Logistics Companies List

Dec 17 2013

Ruan recently received two transportation industry accolades from Transport Topics.

A Healthier Thanksgiving Meal

Nov 20 2013

It's Wellness Wednesday, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Over the next couple of weeks, many people will enjoy several Thanksgiving feasts with family and friends.

Ruan Raises More Than $155,000 During United Way Campaign

Nov 14 2013

In early November, Ruan corporate team members joined forces to raise money for the United Way of Central Iowa. The Ruan team raised a record of $155,397 during the 2013 campaign.

Arthur Elected Chairman of IMTA

Nov 5 2013

More than 71 years after John Ruan founded the Iowa Motor Truck Association to advocate for the trucking industry, President of Dedicated Contract Carriage Ralph Arthur took over as chairman of the association to continue what Mr. Ruan started.

Ruan Earns U.S. EPA 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award

Oct 23 2013

For the second straight year, Ruan was honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for being a true industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. Ruan is a longstanding partner of SmartWay, a collaboration between the EPA and the freight industry designed to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution.