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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.

Ruan Driver Named Highway Angel for Saving Motorist

Jun 26 2013

Ruan professional driver Adam Phillips was running his normal overnight shift on March 21 hauling milk in Johnson County, Indiana. But when traffic came to a sudden halt at around 2:10 a.m., his trip became anything but normal. A driver was trapped inside a burning vehicle nearby, and Phillips played a critical role in rescuing him. For his heroic efforts, Phillips was named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association.

Ruan Launches New Blog

Jun 6 2013

Welcome to Ruan's official company blog! Whether you're a professional driver, a prospective customer, an industry partner or someone new to the transportation and logistics industry looking for more information, you've landed in the right place.

Ruan Names 14 Driver of the Year Region Winners

Jun 6 2013

After an extensive review process in search of Ruan Transportation Management Systems' 2012 Driver of the Year, 14 out of 4,200 professional drivers were recently named Region Winners.

Ruan Honored With Patriot Award

May 10 2013

In April, Ruan Transportation Management Systems and Chairman John Ruan III were honored with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve's Patriot Award.

Ruan Honored With United Way of Central Iowa GIVE Award

Apr 9 2013

The United Way of Central Iowa recently selected Ruan Transportation Management Systems as a 2013 LIVE UNITED GIVE Award recipient after the success of its 2012 campaign.

Ruan Announces Senior Leadership Changes

Feb 6 2013

As Ruan Transportation Management Systems enters 2013, the 80-year-old company has made some key leadership changes to foster continued growth and facilitate an expansion of its Integrated Solutions services.

John Ruan III Inducted Into Iowa Business Hall of Fame

Dec 10 2012

John Ruan III, chairman of Ruan Transportation Management Systems, Inc., was inducted in the Iowa Business Hall of Fame on Thursday, December 6. This award recognizes outstanding leaders who have made significant contributions to business and community development in Iowa.