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Issue 15 of RED Magazine is out!

Feb 13 2019

We recently released our latest issue of RED Magazine, which covers a number of industry topics affecting Ruan and our customers. Check it out!

Top Five Benefits of Hiring an Asset-Based 3PL

Feb 5 2019

Ruan's Integrated Solutions combine the flexibility of our non-asset and asset-based capabilities with optimal technology and superior service focused on continuous improvement, cost savings, and supply chain efficiency. The Ruan team partners with customers to evaluate, optimize, and deliver a one-source supply chain solution.

Ruan and REG Partnership: The Benefits of Biodiesel

Jan 30 2019

Ruan finds that biodiesel helps to reduce emissions and protect the bottom line.

Ruan Driver Named Highway Angel

Jan 23 2019

The Highway Angel program, managed by the Truckload Carriers Association, is an ongoing effort to recognize driver professionalism and to elevate the public's awareness of and appreciation for outstanding drivers in the trucking industry. Ruan driver Mike Johnson recently earned this prestigious award.

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Ruan Joins the Blockchain in Transport Alliance

Jan 16 2019

Ruan recently joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), an organization dedicated to determining best practices and standards for blockchain in the transportation industry. We will deploy a prototype blockchain in 2019.

Megasafe5 Rules of Working Safely

Jan 9 2019

Ruan's Megasafe5 Rules of Working Safely help keep our drivers safe by encouraging good decision making.

Current Freight Transportation Industry Outlook

Jan 4 2019

2018 was a big year for the transportation industry, including a booming freight environment that tightened capacity, the enforcement of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, a continuing driver shortage, and the beginning of a process to potentially change some federal hours-of-service rules. Now, despite a global economic slowdown, our population still needs a multitude of products that can only be hauled by heavy-duty trucks.

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Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division Partners with Ruan

Dec 26 2018

Ruan will provide Dedicated Contract Transportation and Value-added Warehousing to the Division

Safety Tips for Driving at Night Time

Dec 19 2018

We want all of our team members, their families, and other members of the motoring public to make it home safely each and every night. Check out these guidelines for addressing nighttime driving cautions.

Happy Haulin' Days from Ruan!

Dec 12 2018

Happy holidays from Ruan! Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season.

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Ruan Announces Plans to Build in Ankeny, IA

Dec 10 2018

This new location will serve as the new office space for existing team members and 40 new team members.

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Ruan Partners with Omnitracs

Nov 28 2018

Ruan is excited to announce our transition to a new technology for electronic logs-Omnitracs' XRS product.

Blockchain: A Future in Transportation?

Nov 21 2018

The freight transportation industry is still in the developmental phase of determining how to use blockchain. Hundreds of carriers both large and small, including Ruan, have joined BiTA, the Blockchain in Transport Alliance.

Report: Truck Operational Costs Up 6 Percent in 2017

Nov 14 2018

The cost of operating a truck was up 6 percent in 2017, according to recent ATRI report.

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Ruan Team Raises $228,500 for United Way of Central Iowa

Nov 9 2018

This year, 239 total team members participated in the campaign and contributed to Ruan's $228,500 donation to the United Way of Central Iowa!

Ruan's COO Elected Vice Chairman of ATA Board

Nov 8 2018

Ruan's President and COO Dan Van Alstine was elected vice chairman of the American Trucking Associations' (ATA) Board of Directors and will eventually serve as chairman in 2023.

Leave Tailgating to Stadium Parking Lots

Oct 24 2018

Tailgating while driving is a dangerous activity that can have serious consequences in the blink of an eye.

Don't Veer for Deer

Oct 17 2018

During the months of October through December, the chance of hitting a deer while driving nearly doubles.

Ruan Recognized as Top Transportation, Logistics Provider

Oct 12 2018

Ruan has been recognized by several industry publications as a top provider.

Industry Comments on Hours-of-Service Flexibility

Oct 1 2018

Hours-of-service (HOS) rules govern how and when and for how long truck drivers work. This comprehensive set of rules was last updated in 2013, and many in the industry are now seeking flexibility in those rules.