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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.

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.

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.