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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.

Ruan Lights up Des Moines for Inaugural Founder's Days

Jun 26 2009

Ruan Transport Corporation will dazzle Central Iowans this July by lighting up the Des Moines skyline - not with fireworks, but with an illumination fitting of the unique Ruan building and the Ruan legacy that began in Des Moines...

Clinton, Ruan Share Support of World Food Prize

May 27 2009

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will preside over the announcement of the 2009 World Food Prize Laureate on June 11 at the State Department in Washington, D.C.

Ruan Transport Corporation Names Driver of the Year

Jan 22 2009

What does it take to be recognized as Ruan Transport Corporation's "Driver of the Year?" How about a dedication to safety proven with a driving record of more than 2 million accident-free miles; a commitment to customer service demonstrated by clients that frequently compliment his performance; and reliability evident by an excellent attendance record.

Ruan Announces Two New Vice Presidents

Jan 20 2009

Ruan Transport Corporation has promoted Rachel McLean to Vice President of Communications and Tara Meier to Vice President of Marketing.

JCI Recognizes Ruan for Outstanding Customer Service

Jan 8 2009

Ruan Transport Corporation, one of America's leading commercial carriers, recently received a merit award from Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) for employee efforts to improve quality and customer satisfaction for JCI.

Ruan Puts Tangible Goods into Season's Goodwill

Dec 10 2008

Ruan Puts Tangible Goods into Season's Goodwill Trucking Company Rolls Out Supplies to Assist Homeless Shelters and Food Pantries

Ruan Transport Corporation Honors Driver of the Year Finalists

Dec 10 2008

Ruan Transport Corporation's drivers are industry leaders in safety, customer service and reliability. For the first time in the company's 76-year history, Ruan is honoring one outstanding driver as the Driver of the Year. Today, Ruan is releasing the names of 138 finalists for this prestigious award.

Tuned-up Web site Drives Ruan into High Gear

Nov 13 2008

It doesn't have 18-wheels and a trailer, but it serves a job almost as important to Ruan Transport Corporation's clients, prospects and employees. The Ruan Web site, www.ruan.com re-launched today with new graphics, new content and a new attitude. "As a company committed to forward-thinking technology, we understand how important Ruan's Web site is for our business," says Tara Meier, Director of Marketing with Ruan. "By keeping the site fresh and updated with our latest company information, visitors can better understand our rich heritage, services, values and commitment to safety."

Ruan Announces New Vice President of Sales

Oct 3 2008

A former Ruan Transport Corporation veteran of 22 years has rejoined the company as Vice President of Sales. Neil Runella of West Des Moines joined the Ruan sales team in September and is responsible for the company's Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma territories.