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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.

City Driving Safety Rankings
Study Ranks 10 Safest, Most Dangerous Cities for Drivers

Jan 25 2017

Do you live in one of the following cities? If so, you're either among the safest or most dangerous drivers in the country. And your safety isn't the only thing at stake.

Megasafe7 Rule 1: Prepare to Drive
Megasafe7 Rule 1: Prepare to Drive

Jan 23 2017

Megasafe7 Rule 1: Prepare to Drive is a critical component to ensuring your safety-and the safety of those with whom you share the road.

Megasafe Safety Resolutions
Five Safety Resolutions to Make in 2017

Jan 6 2017

Ruan's number one Guiding Principle is Safety Focus. Commit to putting safety first every day in 2017 with these resolutions.

2016 in Review
2016 in Review: Ruan's Top Highlights

Dec 27 2016

We want to extend our sincerest gratitude to all of our employees, customers, industry leaders and advocates for making 2016 an outstanding year!

Ruan Named to Food Logistics' 2016 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers List

Dec 23 2016

The list serves as a resource guide of software and technology providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain.

Avoid Early Onset Fatigue
How to Avoid Early Onset Fatigue this Winter Season

Nov 30 2016

One of the most dangerous aspects of winter driving is the early onset of fatigue thanks to fewer daylight hours. Prepare to safely fight fatigue with these suggestions!

Ruan Raises More Than $157,000 for the United Way of Central Iowa

Nov 30 2016

The corporate Ruan team collected donations of more than $157,000 during our 2016 United Way campaign.

Winter Weather Driving
Prepare to Drive During Winter Weather Conditions

Nov 22 2016

By properly planning and preparing yourself to drive, you are in a better position to safely complete your trip. Winter weather can spell danger for even the most experienced drivers-whether behind the wheel or not!

Ruan Family Presents Awards to World Food Prize Laureates and Interns

Nov 7 2016

During this year's Laureate award ceremony, held October 13 at the Iowa State Capitol, John Ruan III presented the 2016 World Food Prize award to Laureates Dr. Maria Andrade, Dr. Robert Mwanga, Dr. Jan Low and Dr. Hoarth Bouis.

Ruan's Lisa Gonnerman Honored as the National Safety Director of the Year

Oct 28 2016

The American Trucking Associations' (ATA) Safety Management Council honored Ruan Vice President of Safety Lisa Gonnerman as the 2016 National Safety Director.

Stuff the Truck 2016
Ruan Hosts Community-Wide Food Drive, Stuff the Truck, to Benefit the Food Bank of Iowa

Oct 25 2016

Ruan's valued partner and event sponsor Marzetti donated almost 18,500 pounds of frozen food, and participants donated an additional 4,868 pounds of food. In total, Stuff the Truck collected nearly 23,200 pounds of donated food!

Ruan Leader Graduates from LEAD ATA Program

Oct 24 2016

Shawn Goad, vice president of operations, was selected to participate in the American Trucking Associations' (ATA) prestigious LEAD ATA program.

2016 Operation Safe Driver Wee
CSVA's 2016 Operation Safe Driver Week: October 16-22

Oct 12 2016

CVSA's Operation Safe Driver program was created to help reduce the number of crashes, deaths and injuries involving large trucks, buses and cars due to unsafe driving behaviors.

Ruan Named to Inbound Logistics' 2016 Top 100 Trucker List

Oct 5 2016

The list was chosen by Inbound Logistics editors, who selected Ruan from a pool of more than 400 companies.

Ruan Recognized During Johnson Controls, Inc. Carrier Day

Sep 27 2016

Ruan received the Carrier Collaboration Award during the first annual JCI Carrier Day. Two Ruan team members also earned individual awards.

Ruan Driver Testimonials
Why Ruan is a Great Company to Drive For!

Sep 25 2016

Our 2015 Driver of the Year Region Winners share why they love to drive for Ruan and what makes our company a great place to work.

Megasafe7 Rules Number Six
Assess Intersections: Proceed With Caution

Sep 18 2016

Rule six of the Megasafe7 Rules of Safe Driving is Assess Intersections. Intersections are one of the most dangerous driving situations we encounter.