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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.

Announcing our 2017 Driver of the Year Winners' Circle

May 24 2018

These professional drivers have been identified as our safest and most dedicated, and each has earned the respect of the entire Ruan team

Prepare for the Roadcheck Inspection Spree Set for June 5-7

May 21 2018

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place June 5-7, 2018. Over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors throughout North America will conduct thousands of inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers. This year's focus is on hours-of-service compliance.

2017 Driver of the Year Finalists

May 2 2018

It is an honor to announce our 2017 Driver of the Year finalists, honored for their dedication to safety, professionalism, and customer service.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Do You Know the Risks?

Apr 18 2018

April has been designated Distracted Driving Awareness Month to raise awareness of the dangers and consequences of distracted driving. At Ruan, Safety Focus is our first Guiding Principle; the safety of our team members and the motoring public comes first.

New! RED Magazine Highlights Disruptive Innovations

Apr 6 2018

This issue is all about discovering the current and potential challenges that the ever-changing transportation industry faces and how Ruan is adapting to continue to provide excellent service to our customers and team members.

Disruptive Innovations Abound in Transportation Industry

Mar 30 2018

Disruptive innovations ultimately change business models, create new markets, add value networks and improve or eliminate existing markets, established firms, products and alliances. In the world of trucking, disruptors are in abundance.

Three Questions to Ask Your 3PL

Mar 27 2018

Marty Wadle, SVP of Supply Chain Solutions, was recently featured in Global Trade Magazine.

2018 Transportation Industry Update White Paper
2018 Transportation Industry Update White Paper

Feb 12 2018

In 2018, the transportation industry must navigate a confluence of opportunities and challenges, including regulatory pressures, innovative disruptions and changing marketplaces, to capitalize on increasing demand for freight and tightening capacity.

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Ruan Reserves Five Tesla Electric Semi Trucks For 2019 Rollout

Jan 22 2018

Ruan Transportation Management Systems has reserved five of Tesla Motors' new wholly electrically powered tractor-trailers for testing and delivery in 2019. The new semis were unveiled by Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk, at an event in California in November.

Winter Driving Awareness
Winter Driving Awareness

Dec 11 2017

As fall turns into winter, our thoughts often turn to the holidays and all the happiness they bring. With this exciting time of year, however, comes some dangerous driving conditions. Depending on where you live, you may experience snow, ice or fog-or a combination of all three.

Iowa State University and Ruan Partnership

Nov 29 2017

Iowa State University and Ruan are partnering in the development of tomorrow's logistics professionals.

Ruan Awarded American Trucking Associations' President's Trophy

Nov 16 2017

Ruan was awarded the American Trucking Associations' President's Trophy in the over 100 million miles category.

Be Alert, and Don't Veer for Deer

Oct 30 2017

Drivers regularly see deer crossing signs on the side of the road. But do you really increase alertness when you see them? You should, especially in fall and winter. Mating and migration season-October through December-more than doubles the likelihood of a collision with a large animal.

Ruan Hits Milestone of 1 Million Miles On CNG-Powered Class 8 Tractor

Oct 9 2017

A 2014 Kenworth T660 compressed natural gas (CNG) powered class 8 tractor operated by Ruan Transportation Management Systems has reached the milestone of 1 million miles in service.