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California Driver Named 2010 Ruan Driver of the Year

Jul 19 2011

David Areias Chosen From Field of 3,700 Drivers

Ruan & Fair Oaks Farms Partner in Country's Largest Renewable CNG Project

Jul 15 2011

Ruan Transportation Management Systems, one of the largest privately held trucking companies in the U.S., is partnering with Fair Oaks Farms to manage its compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet in Fair Oaks, Indiana.

John Ruan III Elected Chairman of U.S. Chamber's Board of Directors

Jun 8 2011

Donohue Says the Iowa Businessman 'Possesses an unwavering commitment to free enterprise and civic-mindedness'

O'Neal Steel Chooses Ruan as Dedicated Contract Carrier

Feb 1 2011

Ruan Transportation Management Systems (RTMS) and O'Neal Steel, Inc., today announced a partnership where Ruan will become O'Neal's dedicated contract carrier, providing transportation and logistics support for the nation's largest family-owned metals service center.

Ruan Names Steve Chapman President and CEO of Ruan Transportation Management Systems

Jan 19 2011

John Ruan III, chairman and CEO of Ruan Financial Corporation, the holding company of Ruan Transportation Management Systems (RTMS), today announced the promotion of Steven G. Chapman from chief operating officer of RTMS to president and chief executive officer. Chapman, who has been with the Ruan Companies since joining the board in 2007, was formerly the CEO of ITAGroup for 15 years.

Ruan Family To Be Honored At Bravo Gala

Jan 13 2011

The John Ruan Family will be presented the Bravo Award at Bravo Greater Des Moines' sixth annual Awards Gala on Saturday, February 5, at Hy-Vee Hall in downtown Des Moines.

Ruan Holds Annual Charitable Drive to Assist Homeless Shelters and Food Pantries

Nov 30 2010

Fifteen central-Indiana charities will be the beneficiaries of the fifth annual 40,000 Pounds of Giving sponsored by Ruan Transport Corporation's Shelbyville, IN terminal. Ruan employees spearhead the effort to gather donations of food, new toys and personal care items for holiday distribution.

Ruan Tractor Donated For Star 102.5's Combat Hunger Event

Nov 22 2010

Last week, a Ruan Transport Corp. tractor hauling an Iowa Motor Truck Association show trailer sat parked on Locust Street, with the Ruan Center as its backdrop, as Combat Hunger volunteers filled the trailer with thousands of items to donate to the Food Bank of Iowa.

Shawn Hubbard of Ruan Transport Corporation Selected as TCA's 2010 Highway Angel of the Year

Nov 1 2010

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is pleased to announce that its 2010 Highway Angel of the Year is Shawn Hubbard, a professional driver with Ruan Transport Corporation of Des Moines, Iowa. Hubbard, who saved the life of a young man trapped inside a burning car, will be the third Highway Angel of the Year to be recognized at the uDroveĀ® Humanitarian Bowl.

Ruan Named Industry Leader by Six Publications

Sep 8 2010

For the past 27 years, Logistics Management magazine has conducted an industry-wide survey to determine the best providers of transportation services and logistics. Once again, Ruan was recognized by its peers in the survey and won the Quest for Quality award in the Bulk Motor Carriers category...

Florida Employee Named 2009 Driver of the Year

Jul 2 2010

Doug Quick Chosen From Field of 4,100 Drivers

Ruan to Celebrate Founder's Philanthropic Spirit

Jun 25 2010

To celebrate Ruan Transport Corporation's philanthropic founder, Ruan employees will participate together in a variety of volunteer activities throughout July as part of Founder's Days.

John Ruan III Elected Vice Chairman Of U.S. Chamber Of Commerce

Jun 4 2010

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently named John Ruan III as its vice chairman for 2010. Ruan is chairman and CEO of Ruan Transport Corporation in Des Moines, Iowa.

Ruan Names Jim Mulvenna SVP & GM, Dairy and Bulk Food Transport Division

May 5 2010

Ruan Transport Corporation today announced that it has named Jim Mulvenna to the new position of Senior Vice President and General Manager, Dairy and Bulk Food Transport Division, based in Tulare, Calif. Mulvenna brings over 25 years of management and operational experience to this new position.

Des Moines & Transportation Industry Lose Entrepreneurial Pioneer

Feb 14 2010

John Ruan, founder of Ruan Transportation Management Systems (Ruan), passed away on February 13, 2010. Mr. Ruan was born on February 11, 1914 and died at the age of 96.

Land O'Lakes Donates Nearly 40,000 Pounds of Cheese

Jan 21 2010

Land O'Lakes, Inc. today donated 38,880 lbs. of LAND O LAKESĀ® Mild Cheddar Cheese to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, a member of Feeding America, in the company's ongoing efforts to help alleviate hunger.

Change of Leadership for Ruan's Western Division

Oct 23 2009

After more than 35 years in the transportation industry and 11 years with Ruan Transport Corporation, Mike Kandris has retired from his role as Ruan's President - Western Division. Taking his place as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Ruan's Western Division is Jim Mulvenna, formerly Ruan's Vice President of Safety and Administration and Director of Training and Management Development.

"Father of the Green Revolution" Dr. Norman Borlaug Dies at Age 95

Sep 14 2009

Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, the man who "saved more lives than any other person who has ever lived," has died. He was 95 years old.