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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.

Are You Maximizing Your 3PL?

Sep 26 2018

More than ever, transportation and logistics executives are focused on driving efficiencies within their supply chains. Cost pressures and the ever-increasing competitive landscape are forcing innovative approaches to supply chain management and strategy. Here are three important questions to determining if your company is maximize your 3PL provider.

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Ruan Offers Continued Support of Community Food Security Initiatives

Sep 19 2018

Ruan team members have recently been involved in a number of efforts across the country to provide their community with much-needed food assistance.

Driver Earns Award After Incredible, Lifesaving Encounter

Sep 12 2018

Driver Mike Johnson of T286 in Neosho, MO, recently earned Ruan's Extra Mile Award for diligently surveying his surroundings as part of Megasafe7 Rule 2: Expand Your View.

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Leaders Thank Drivers During Special Week

Sep 9 2018

Several Ruan leaders share some messages of thanks during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 9-15.

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Ruan Named SmartWay High Performer by EPA

Sep 5 2018

Ruan has been named a SmartWay High Performer in the truck carriers category by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Tesla Meets with Ruan During Tour with Electric Truck

Aug 30 2018

Representatives from Tesla Motors visited with Ruan team members and several customers for a viewing of the new, wholly electrically powered tractor-trailer.

Truck Ride Along Experience

Aug 27 2018

As a newcomer to Ruan, I got to ride along with a professional driver for the day, from the Des Moines metro to a rural dairy farm and back again.

Ruan Team Members: Share Feedback in Our Engagement Survey!

Aug 13 2018

We rely on engagement survey results to help evaluate our performance, inform decisions, and take action where needed. Your participation critical to our ongoing success. Read more for log in instructions.

Ruan Celebrates Annual Founder's Days

Jul 31 2018

Ruan team members volunteered in the community in celebration of Founder's Days.

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Ruan Celebrates First Technician Appreciation Week and Announces Top Tech Winners

Jul 24 2018

Ruan is excited to celebrate our first Technician Appreciation Week to recognize all our service managers and technicians.

Five Tips to Drive Safely Around Motorcyclists

Jul 23 2018

Warm summer weather brings more traffic to the roadways-families taking vacation, young adults on break from school, and motorcyclists out for a ride. Follow these five tips to safely share the road with motorcycles.

Award Sponsored by Mr. Ruan Names Laureates

Jul 19 2018

Today, with its $250,000 annual award, the World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing excellence and progress in overcoming global food production and distribution challenges while inspiring new generations to embrace the cause.