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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.

Ruan Names 16 Driver of the Year Region Winners

May 26 2015

We are pleased to announce the names of our 2014 Driver of the Year Region Winners!

Ruan Earns Transport Topics Logistics Distinction

Apr 28 2015

Ruan Transportation Management Systems recently landed as number 18 in Transport Topics' 2015 list of the Top 50 Logistics Companies.

Special Event Emphasizes Importance of Long-term Highway Funding

Apr 17 2015

On April 9, a Stand Up for Transportation Day event was held in downtown Des Moines, IA, as part of the national movement.

Congratulations To Our 2014 Driver of the Year Region Finalists!

Apr 6 2015

Our professional truck drivers truly drive our business, and without them, Ruan would not exist. For this reason, we know it is critical to recognize our safest and most distinguished professional drivers each year.

Issues Expected to Impact Trucking in 2015

Mar 24 2015

Transportation is a highly regulated industry. At Ruan, teams across the company stay abreast of potential and impending regulatory changes that could affect operations.

National Nutrition Month: A Guide to Portion Control

Mar 10 2015

March is National Nutrition Month! One essential aspect of nutrition is portion control, which aids in weight loss and maintaining a healthy diet.

Live Heart Healthy: It's American Heart Month

Feb 9 2015

February is American Heart Month, an annual awareness campaign surrounding the nation's number one killer-heart disease.

John Ruan III Announces Steve Chapman's Retirement - Ben McLean New Chief Executive Officer

Dec 2 2014

Ruan Executive Chairman John Ruan III announced today that chief executive officer, Steve Chapman, is retiring effective December 31, 2014. President and Chief Operating Officer Ben McLean, has been promoted to chief executive officer.

18 Winter Driving Tips to Stay Safe on the Road (Infographic)

Nov 24 2014

Winter driving can be more dangerous and challenging than driving during other seasons of the year, but you can come through the season safely by applying these 18 tips to your everyday commute.

McCarty Family Farms to Partner with Ruan to Transport Milk

Nov 17 2014

McCarty Family Farms and Ruan today announced a partnership where Ruan will become McCarty's dedicated contract carrier, providing transportation and logistics support for one of the Colby area's largest employers.

7 Reasons Ruan Transportation is the Best Trucking Company to Drive For (Infographic)

Oct 22 2014

As part of the Ruan team, our truck drivers are not just another number but are more like an extension of the Ruan family. Learn more in this infographic!