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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 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.

Ruan Hauls Hurricane Relief Supplies

Sep 9 2008

Ruan Transport Corporation, one of America's leading commercial carriers, is hauling water, food and other supplies for residents in hurricane Gustav-affected areas. In partnerships with FEMA and Target Corporation, Ruan will provide aid to storm-damaged communities along the Gulf Coast, including Lafayette, LA.

Ruan Joins U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport® Partnership

Aug 4 2008

As evidence of Ruan Transport Corporation's ongoing commitment to improve fuel efficiency while reducing its carbon footprint, Ruan is the newest member of the SmartWaySM Transport Partnership. Originating as an innovative collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry, the Smartway Transport Partnership was designed to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution. Ruan, one of America's leading commercial carriers, earned the highest possible score in its application review.

Ruan Transports Goodwill Goods

Jul 1 2008

As Iowa Governor Chet Culver declared 83 of Iowa's 99 counties as disaster areas, Ruan Transport Corporation, one of America's leading commercial carriers, was already hard at work, among the many companies displaying grassroots corporate citizenship during a time of need. Ruan has remained on a roll of goodwill, assisting customers and individuals impacted by flooding and tornadoes in the Midwest in May and June. For example, over the past two months, Ruan has coordinated relief efforts to Cedar Rapids and Parkersburg, Iowa as well as to Shelbyville, Indiana and Manhattan, Kansas.