Ruan Blog

Our transportation industry blog is a great resource for the latest updates from Ruan and recent trends and challenges facing our industry. Choose from specific topics using the menu on the right.


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Ruan's Value is Invaluable: Integrity

Apr 3 2019

In this four part blog series, we highlight ways that Ruan can provide value to our customers as an asset-based 3PL. This installment focuses on the foundational principle set down by our founder: operating with integrity.

Chad Willis; Chris Fish; Bob Elkins
Ruan Announces New Leadership Roles

Mar 27 2019

Newly assigned leadership roles will serve Ruan's broad customer base and internal teams.

Firing On All Cylinders

Mar 15 2019

While new trucking equipment offers a host of benefits such as fuel efficiency and improved safety technology, it is costlier than ever to maintain and repair due to more advanced features. The industry is facing a shortage of skilled technicians necessary to keep the trucks on the road.

Ruan's Value is Invaluable: Experience

Mar 6 2019

In this four part blog series, we highlight ways that Ruan can provide value to our customers as an asset-based 3PL. This installment focuses on the 87 years of supply chain and transportation experience we bring to each partnership.

Driver Honored as Highway Angel

Feb 27 2019

Ruan driver Wayne Plunkett was named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for his efforts assisting a motorist after an accident.

Driver of the Year Selection Begins Soon!

Feb 20 2019

Ruan is beginning the process of selecting our 2018 Driver of the Year! This professional driver will join the ranks of our 10 previous Drivers of the Year, who exemplify our standards of safety, customer service, dedication, and professionalism.

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.