Ruan Blog

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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.

Follow These Seven Tips to Share the Road with Bicyclists

Jul 2 2018

If motorists and cyclists follow the rules of the road and watch out for each other, many crashes can be avoided.

Announcing our Operation of the Year Finalists and Winners' Circle Honorees!

Jun 22 2018

We created our Operation of the Year program five years ago to recognize our operations' outstanding performance in demonstration of our Guiding Principles of Safety Focus, People First, Customer Satisfaction, Exceptional Performance, and Continuous Improvement.

Ruan Drivers Excel in Truck Driving Championships

Jun 20 2018

Several Ruan professional drivers took home awards at state trucking association Truck Driving Championships in May and June.

Truckers Against Trafficking in Action

Jun 19 2018

Ruan is a proud partner of Truckers Against Trafficking, an organization that educates the trucking industry on the warning signs of human trafficking and provides tools to combat the epidemic.

Iowa Heat Awareness Day

Jun 7 2018

The National Weather Service and Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management have designated June 7, 2018 as Iowa Heat Awareness Day.

Consistent Improvement Through Customer Insights

Jun 3 2018

Ruan's innovative customer satisfaction survey allows us to measure our service and continually improve to better meet our customers' needs.