About Ruan Transportation

When it comes to trucking, sometimes you have to walk before you can Ruan. Ruan (pronounced RUE-on) Transportation Management Systems provides a variety of trucking-related services including dedicated contract carriage, transportation of liquid and dry bulk cargo, and logistics, such as warehouse management and freight brokerage. For dedicated contract carriage customers, Ruan assigns drivers and equipment to an account long-term. In total, the company operates a fleet of 3,380 tractors, 25 trucks, and 5,600 trailers across 160-plus locations. John Ruan, father of chairman John Ruan III, founded what is now Ruan Transportation Management Systems in 1932 with a used Ford Model AA truck and a load of gravel. Strategy Ruan has grown by deploying its resources to a diverse group of industries: retail, manufacturing, metals, chemicals, medical supplies, and building supplies. Customers have included such notable names as Target, Waste Management, Bobcat, Supervalu, and Polaris. Its large size has spurred partnerships, particularly with retailers, for long-term contracts, as smaller trucking companies fail during a down economy. The company has further sustained its operations through the transportation industry's bumpy cycles by holding a number of other business activities. It sells used trucks and over-the-road trailers, leases luxury automobiles, SUVs, and vans, offers commercial banking and export-import services, and manages several commercial properties in Des Moines. In 2011 Ruan partnered with Fair Oaks Farms to manage its compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet in Fair Oaks, Indiana. The fleet, operated by Ruan, includes about 40 milk hauling trucks powered by renewable CNG, a clean, fuel produced from cattle waste. Ruan transports more than 300,000 gallons of milk each day to plants in the Midwest and travels more than 11 million miles each year. The new trucks replaced diesel-powered models and reduced direct emissions and the traditional carbon footprint of energy production.

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Inventory Control Specialist, Brooklyn Park, MN - July 23, 2015
I Loved working for this company!! It just wasn't paying good enough for everything they expected me to do. Quite a few people believed the same thing. There benefits are dont cover to much and since its based out of Iowa every doctor is out of network.

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Headquarters
3200 Ruan Center
666 Grand Ave.
Des Moines IA, United States 50309
Revenue
$100M to $500M (USD)
Employees
1,001 to 5,000
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Links
Ruan Transportation website