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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.

Ruan Recognized with a 2015 Quest for Quality Award

Sep 10 2015

Ruan was recently honored with a 2015 Logistics Management Quest for Quality award.

Attention Ruan Team: Take our 2015 Engagement Survey!

Aug 31 2015

Please take Ruan's 2015 Engagement Survey. This brief, confidential survey is your opportunity to help shape the future of Ruan while improving your own individual work experience.

Maximize Referral Pay through Ruan's Road 2 Referrals Program

Aug 26 2015

Ruan's Road 2 Referrals campaign still has another month to go! Driver referrals are our number one source for new hires at Ruan-and can be a great way for you to earn extra money.

Ruan celebrates opening of new CNG station

Jul 22 2015

State and local officials joined representatives from Ruan and U.S. Gain as they watched a Ruan compressed natural gas (CNG) truck break the ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of the newest GAINĀ® Clean Fuel CNG station in North America.

Ruan Names 2014 Driver and Terminal of the Year Winners

Jul 17 2015

Tony Roper was named Ruan's 2014 Driver of the Year after being selected from a pool of more than 4,200 professional drivers.

Ruan's Founder's Days Celebrated in July

Jul 7 2015

Ruan Transportation Management Systems was born on July 4, 1932, when John Ruan hauled his first load of gravel.

Healthy Living Guidelines for National Men's Health Week

Jun 15 2015

June 15-21 is National Men's Health Week, a time dedicated to heightening the awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging early detection and treatment of diseases among men and boys.

It's National Safety Month: Tips for Driving Safely

Jun 4 2015

At Ruan, safety is our number one priority at all times. We do everything we can to ensure all of our team members return home safely each day.