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Ben McLean

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to employ the best team in the industry to move our customers’ business safely, efficiently and on time, every time.

Facts About Ruan

  • 270 locations nationwide
  • Headquartered in Des Moines, IA
  • Total revenue of $848,000,000
  • 24/7 customer care from one full-service 3PL provider
    • Asset and non-asset options
    • 5,500 team members, 4,400 professional drivers
    • Own or operate 3,950 power units and 8,500 trailers
  • Proprietary Megasafe Safety Program
    • Safety and regulatory experts monitor issues and compliance constantly

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Ruan is a family-owned company with 84 years of transportation experience and a strong commitment to our team members and the communities we serve.

Your Integrated Solutions Partner

Ruan’s Integrated Solutions services offer the flexibility of our non-asset and asset capabilities with optimal technology and superior service focused on continuous improvement, cost savings and supply chain efficiency. The Ruan team partners with you to evaluate, optimize and deliver a one-source supply chain solution—our core competency.

  • Dedicated Contract Carriage
    • True dedicated transportation: our trucks and drivers haul only for one client, enabling lower turnover, more thorough product training and improved security
  • Supply Chain Solutions
    • Logistics management, mode, load and route optimization, carrier management, freight pay and audit, inbound and LTL consolidation, certified brokerage, warehousing, cross-docking, postponement and more

Ruan’s Integrated Solutions are supported by people, transformed by process and enhanced by technology.

Supported by People

  • Team experienced in all aspects of supply chain design and operations
  • Seamless start up and TMS implementation
  • Driver turnover is 1/5 the national average
  • One point of contact and one consolidated bill

Transformed by Process

  • Business intelligence team provides ongoing analysis that identifies opportunities for continuous process improvement and cost savings
    • Key metrics indicators
    • Quarterly business reviews
  • Surge capacity strategies add flexibility with part-time drivers
  • Effective and unique backhaul programs
  • Carrier development and partnership management
    • Stringent carrier qualification, onboarding and safety monitoring
    • Carrier benefits: quick pay, fuel and maintenance programs
  • Comprehensive freight claim management

Enhanced by Technology

  • R2.0 best-of-breed TMS combines proprietary functionality and industry-leading software to generate cost savings and optimization
  • Sophisticated transportation planning engine builds efficient shipments with route and cube optimization, mode selection, waterfall tendering and network analysis
  • Rich analytics and metrics are available on customer web portals

Ruan has expertise in providing supply chain solutions to every industry. And everyone at Ruan is dedicated to your business and to your cargo.

666 Grand Avenue, Suite 3200
Des Moines, IA 50309
866-782-6669 x7