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Techniques to Lower High Blood Pressure Naturally

Mar 28 2016

While there is no cure, high blood pressure can be managed. Medication is one option; however, simple changes in lifestyle may do the trick without popping any pills.

Ruan Proudly Sponsors Truckers Against Trafficking

Mar 21 2016

Ruan is proud to sponsor Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), an organization poised to educate, empower and mobilize truckers to play a critical role in combating this destructive crime-and ensuring children are returned safely to their homes.

National Nutrition Month: Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

Mar 14 2016

March is National Nutrition Month! Celebrate by incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet.

Prepare To Drive: Fatigue Management

Mar 7 2016

The first of the Megasafe7 Rules of Safe Driving is Prepare to Drive. One major aspect of preparation is making sure you are well-rested for your shift. Fatigue is dangerous; it is a main factor in many accidents.

Ruan Receives Two American Advertising Awards for Print Advertising

Feb 29 2016

In February, Ruan received two American Advertising Awards, in recognition of our print advertising campaigns.

Ruan Implements FourKites Load Tracking to Gain Real-Time Visibility

Feb 23 2016

Ruan to gain real-time visibility across our carrier network through FourKites.

Celebrating the Memory of Our Founder John Ruan: February 11, 1914 - February 14, 2010

Feb 16 2016

This February, we remember the life and legacy of our founder John Ruan. He instilled our company with a respect for hard work, for integrity and for dedication to our customers. He treated his team members like an extension of his own family.

Renew Your Commitment to Safety in 2016

Feb 8 2016

Ruan's number one Guiding Principle is Safety First- which has been a top priority since Ruan began in 1932.

Pprepare To Drive: Fatigue Management

Feb 7 2016

The first of the Megasafe7 Rules of Safe Driving is Prepare to Drive. One major aspect of preparation is making sure you are well-rested for your shift. Fatigue is dangerous; it is a main factor in many accidents.

2015 in Review: Ruan's Top Highlights

Feb 1 2016

As 2016 begins, we want to take some time to reflect on the past year. Our team members' accomplishments in 2015 truly embodied our Guiding Principles of Safety Focus, People First, Customer Satisfaction, Exceptional Performance and Continuous Improvement.

Introducing the 2016 Road 2 Referrals Program

Jan 24 2016

We need to hire professional drivers, and who better to ask than our great team members? This is why we're pleased to announce the 2016 Road 2 Referrals Program.

Streamline Your Supply Chain with Ruan's Integrated Solutions

Jan 1 2016

Ruan's Integrated Solutions offerings combine the flexibility of our non-asset and asset-based capabilities with optimal technology and superior service focused on continuous improvement, cost savings and supply chain efficiency.

Maximize Your Benefits Options During 2016

Dec 4 2015

As 2016 is quickly approaching, we want to help ensure all of our team members have a healthy, successful new year. In addition to health, dental and vision benefits, Ruan employees have access to a number of other resources through our benefits program that aid in a healthy and fiscally-responsible lifestyle

Ruan Raises More Than $168,000 during United Way Campaign

Nov 18 2015

In late October, Ruan corporate team members joined forces to raise money for the United Way of Central Iowa. The Ruan team raised a record of more than $168,000 during the 2015 campaign!

Driver Honored with John Ruan Founder's Award

Nov 10 2015

Ruan recently had the honor of presenting our first ever John Ruan Founder's Award to a very deserving professional driver. The John Ruan Founder's Award recognizes an employee whose actions have a significant impact on the community or who promotes human welfare.

Staying Healthy On the Road

Nov 5 2015

Staying healthy while on the road can be a challenge. Ruan driver Mark Felderman found ways to adopt a healthier lifestyle while driving over the road.

Ruan Named 2015 Volvo Trucks Safety Award Winner

Oct 21 2015

Ruan was awarded a 2015 Volvo Trucks Safety Award recently at the American Trucking Associations' Management Conference & Exhibition in Philadelphia, PA.

Ruan Leader to Participate in LEAD ATA Program

Oct 1 2015

Shawn Goad, vice president of operations, was selected to participate in the American Trucking Associations' prestigious LEAD ATA program. The one-year program was designed to bring together top talent in trucking and enable these professionals to be strong leaders and advocates in the industry

7 Reasons You Should Work for Ruan

Sep 24 2015

Ruan was founded during one of America's most trying times, the Great Depression. Not only did we meet this challenge, our company excelled and hasn't quit growing since.

Ruan Celebrates Our Professional Drivers and Technicians

Sep 17 2015

It is with great pride that we celebrate National Truck Driver and Technician Appreciation Week September 13-19, 2015. Ruan's drivers and technicians are among our most valued assets and are an integral reason our company has been successful.