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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.

Six Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Calories Each Day

Oct 2 2013

You know you're supposed to limit your daily calorie intake. But how do you make the most out of those calories to fill you up and provide the nutrients your body needs? Overall, you should focus on calorie-dense foods, where each bite packs a serious calorie punch and keeps you fuller longer. Think veggies, fruits and beans.

Ruan Honored with Several IMTA Best of the Best Awards

Sep 24 2013

Ruan Transportation Management Systems' team members took home seven awards at the Iowa Motor Truck Association's (IMTA's) 2013 Management Conference last week, including Safety Professional of the Year and Iowa Driver of the Year.

Ruan Wins Big at IMTA Best of the Best Awards Ceremony

Sep 23 2013

Ruan and our team members took home seven awards at the Iowa Motor Truck Association's (IMTA's) 2013 Management Conference last week, including Safety Professional of the Year and Iowa Driver of the Year.

Know your limits. Don't drive fatigued.

Sep 12 2013

We all know sleep is important for our bodies to function correctly. Without it, we can lack energy and fail to do our jobs to the best of our ability. For professional truck drivers, in particular, quality, restful sleep is critical. Are you getting enough?

Healthy diet first step to healthy lifestyle

Aug 21 2013

When it comes to developing a healthy lifestyle, changing your eating habits is the best place to start. Focus on using food to fuel your body to get through your day, not depriving yourself and becoming educated on how to read food labels.

Check out the summer issue of RED Magazine!

Aug 19 2013

The ninth issue of RED Magazine was recently distributed to team members, clients, prospective clients and friends of Ruan. The issue features Ruan's expanded Integrated Solutions service offering, a one-source transportation management solution for customers.

Attention Ruan Team: Take our 2013 Engagement Survey!

Aug 13 2013

We want to hear from you!

Ruan team volunteers at local shelter

Aug 9 2013

Volunteering at Hawthorn Hill's New Directions Shelter, a homeless shelter for women with children, was Ruan's third Founder's Days opportunity to give back to the community.

Healthy Pit Stop Food

Jul 31 2013

Eating healthy on the road isn't always easy, but it can be if you make the right decisions at convenience stores.

Ruan represented in 'Lean and Green' issue

Jul 29 2013

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.

Are you drinking enough water?

Jul 24 2013

How much water do you drink each day? Most likely, it's not enough. It is recommended that you consume either 100 ounces or half your body weight in ounces every single day!

Inbound Logistics Selects Ruan as a Green Supply Chain Partner

Jul 24 2013

Ruan Transportation Management Systems was recently named to Inbound Logistics' 75 Green Supply Chain Partners (G75) annual list. The G75 highlights sustainability leaders in the logistics and transportation sector.

Kansas Driver Named 2012 Ruan Driver of the Year

Jul 19 2013

Mark Goforth has been named Ruan Transportation Management Systems' 2012 Driver of the Year after being selected from a pool of more than 4,200 professional drivers.

Ruan Names 2012 Driver of the Year

Jul 19 2013

Congratulations to professional driver Mark Goforth, who was named Ruan's 2012 Driver of the Year on Wednesday!

Ruan helps build garden for non-profit

Jul 12 2013

Ruan celebrates Founder's Days throughout the month of July with volunteer opportunities for team members to show their philanthropic spirit. As part of Founder's Days, a team of Ruan volunteers in Des Moines, IA, recently built a raised garden at PACE Orchard Place.

Ruan driver named Highway Angel

Jul 9 2013

We want to send a big shout out to Ruan professional driver Adam Phillips for being named a Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Highway Angel! The TCA saves this recognition for the best professional drivers in the business who perform "good deeds" on the road, ranging from simple acts of kindness, such as fixing a flat tire, to heroic life-saving efforts, such as pulling someone from a burning vehicle and administering CPR.