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Ruan Recognized at IMTA's 75th Anniversary Management Conference

Sep 28 2017

Ruan is a proud and longstanding member of the Iowa Motor Truck Association (IMTA), an organization tasked with promoting the success of the trucking industry in Iowa. Our founder, John Ruan, was integral in the founding of the IMTA 75 years ago.

Dan Greteman
Ruan Invests in Agile as Technology Innovation Catalyst

Sep 22 2017

CIO Dan Greteman explains how Ruan's IT team employs Agile methodology to expedite development of mobile app solutions for unique customer requirements.

Ruan's Natural Disaster Response Efforts

Sep 20 2017

The trucking industry faces a host of challenges during natural disasters. Ultimately, local authorities, federal agencies, and victims turn to companies like Ruan to quickly respond to deliver critical goods in the affected areas. Simple enough.

Ruan Named Top Bulk Motor Carrier

Sep 7 2017

Ruan has been named the Top Bulk Motor Carrier by Logistics Management magazine. This recognition is part of the 34th Annual Quest for Quality program carried out by the publication.

Ruan Provides Transportation for Annual Hunger Fight

Aug 29 2017

Ruan is proud to be an in-kind sponsor of transportation for Meals from the Heartland's (MFTH) Annual Hunger Fight August 31-September 2 at Hy-Vee Hall. Two of Ruan's Iowa operations, one in Des Moines and one in Cedar Falls, will provide trucks, dry van trailers and professional drivers to deliver several loads of goods necessary for the 10,000 MFTH volunteers to package more than 5 million meals at the Hunger Fight.

Have you read RED?

Jul 31 2017

Our 85th anniversary issue of RED Magazine was just released this July and highlights 85 reasons Ruan is still going strong since John Ruan hauled his first load of gravel in 1932.

2016 Driver and Operation of the Year Winners

Jul 26 2017

On July 19, Ruan had the honor of naming our 2016 Driver of the Year and 2016 Operation of the Year.

Ruan 85th Anniversary
Ruan Celebrates 85th Anniversary and Continues Legacy of Success

Jul 12 2017

It is with great pride that Ruan Transportation Management Systems announces the celebration of our 85th anniversary.

2016 Operations of the Year Finalists
Congratulations to our 2016 Operation of the Year Finalists and Winners' Circle Honorees!

Jun 27 2017

We are pleased to recognize nine 2016 Operation of the Year Finalists selected by vice presidents of operations as the best in their business units. Our executive leadership team recently narrowed the list of finalists to three Winners' Circle honorees.

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.