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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.

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.