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Ruan Open House in Cedar Falls Featured Ribbon Cutting, Driver Awards

Jun 12 2017

For more than 14 years, Ruan has been a part of the Cedar Falls community and currently has a variety of openings for professional drivers.

Ruan's Integrated Solutions
Why Outsource To An Asset-Based 3PL?

May 30 2017

With Ruan's Integrated Solutions offerings, we can optimize your supply chain, reduce costs and improve efficiencies.

Roadcheck Inspections
Prepare for the Annual Roadcheck Inspection Spree Set for June 6-8

May 23 2017

This year's roadcheck will focus on proper cargo securement, along with the traditional Level 1 inspections.

Ruan Names 15 Driver of the Year Winners

May 15 2017

These 15 individuals are role models for our organization and our industry. We extend our sincerest gratitude for their contributions to Ruan and our customers.

Execute Safe Lane Maneuvers
Megasafe7 Rule 5: Execute Safe Lane Maneuvers

May 10 2017

When changing lanes, be sure to follow the Signal, Observe and Smooth (S.O.S.) procedure.

Motorcycle Safety
Five Safe Driving Tips for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May 3 2017

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, which serves as a national initiative to encourage motorcyclists and the rest of the motoring public to safely share the road.

Congratulations to our 2016 Driver of the Year Region Finalists!

Apr 24 2017

We are pleased to announce the names of the 177 professional drivers who have earned the title of 2016 Driver of the Year Region Finalist.

Ruan Named to Transport Topics' list of Top 50 Logistics Companies

Apr 19 2017

Ruan was designated number 25 in Transport Topics' 2017 list of the Top 50 Logistics Companies. The list ranks logistics providers based on actual or estimated net revenue for the previous year.

Use Your Mirrors
Megasafe7 Rule 4: Use Your Mirrors

Apr 12 2017

Mirrors are one of the most important parts of your vehicle. Not knowing where objects are can-and often does-result in disaster.

2017 Regulation Update
Early 2017 Brought Substantial Activity to Trucking Regulations

Apr 10 2017

The first 100 days of the Trump presidency have seen myriad activity for the trucking industry and Department of Transportation.

Work Zone Safety
National Work Zone Awareness Week: Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands

Apr 3 2017

The 2017 National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 3-7, reminds motorists that "Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands." This annual campaign is held at the beginning of construction season with the goal of encouraging safe driving through highway work zones.

Megasafe Family
Ruan Introduces Megasafe Family Safe Driving Program

Mar 27 2017

Our goal with Megasafe Family is to spread awareness for safe, defensive driving techniques in hopes that all family members in personal vehicles and semis return home safely every day.

PeopleNet
Ruan, Industry Prepare for ELD Mandate

Mar 20 2017

Ruan's background with ELDs will make the December 2017 transition seamless for our customer partners.

Maintain Proper Following Distance
Megasafe7 Rule 3: Maintain Proper Following Distance

Mar 15 2017

By maintaining a proper following distance, you will limit dangerous and risky driving situations that lead to rear-end accidents.

John Ruan Foundation Donates Funds to DMACC for New Driving Simulator

Mar 1 2017

The John Ruan Foundation recently made a donation of $100,000 to Des Moines Area Community College's (DMACC) Transportation Institute for the purchase of a new driving simulator.

Dairy Regulations
Shippers, Carriers Partner as FSMA Compliance Date Approaches

Feb 27 2017

Beginning April 6, 2017, all U.S. shippers and carriers of human food must comply with the food safety regulations outlined in the Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act, which are designed to standardize and better document the process of loading, unloading and transporting the 85 million shipments of perishable food for human and animal consumption food per year.

Ruan Announces New Chief Information Officer

Feb 22 2017

Dan Greteman has joined Ruan's executive team as vice president and chief information officer.

Megasafe7 Rule 2: Expand Your View
Megasafe7 Rule 2: Expand Your View

Feb 12 2017

The number one way to ensure you're driving safely is to use your eyes and follow Megasafe7 Rule 2: Expand Your View.

2017 Trucking Regulations Landscape
2017 Regulatory Landscape

Feb 1 2017

With a new administration come many questions about what changes could be seen in the trucking industry. While it will take a few months to know for sure, President Trump called for a regulatory rollback or deceleration during and after the election, which will likely trickle into trucking.

Truck Parking
Truck Parking Shortage Limits Driver Productivity, Puts Them at Risk

Jan 29 2017

The ability for truck drivers to find safe and legal parking spots has long been a problem-a problem exacerbated by required federal hours-of-service breaks and increased demand for freight. And it's a problem that's likely to get worse.