Ben McLean

Ben McLean


Mission Statement:
Empower the best team in logistics to deliver exceptional experiences for our partners.

Facts About Ruan

  • Founded in 1932
  • More than 300 operations in North America
  • 5,500 team members
  • Freight under management $1.5 billion
  • Award-winning Megasafe Safety Program
  • Family-owned corporation


Ruan has expertise in transporting and warehousing goods in every industry—and the right people, processes, and technology to meet your supply chain needs.

Flexible Integrated Solutions

Ruan’s Integrated Supply Chain Solutions offer it all, including Dedicated Contract Transportation, Managed Transportation, Value-Added Warehousing, and Brokerage Services. We 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. The Ruan team partners with customers to evaluate, optimize, and deliver a one-source, integrated supply chain solution. Ruan delivers these benefits and more because supply chain management is our core competency.

Dedicated Contract Transportation

Ruan’s Dedicated Contract Transportation service provides complete door-to-door supply chain solutions without any of the hassles of owning and operating a private fleet. We assume all risk, handle labor, navigate regulations, and manage all of the equipment, taxes, and fuel.

Value-Added Warehousing

Innovative warehouse solutions are Ruan’s specialty. Our Value-Added Warehousing services offer scalable and agile warehouse space tailored to our partners’ requirements. We excel in warehouse management, engineered facility design, site selection, export consolidation, cross docking/ postponement, subassembly, kitting, international crating, and more. Integration with Ruan’s warehouse management system reduces touches, improves storage density, and increases overall flow efficiency.

Managed Transportation

Our Managed Transportation solution encompasses network optimization, freight planning and sourcing, mode selection, capacity management, freight audit and pay, inbound, and LTL consolidation. R2.0, Ruan’s supply chain technology, is a best-of-breed transportation management system that builds efficient shipments and provides rich analytics to identify opportunities for continuous improvement and cost savings. Our expert team utilizes these resources to continuously optimize your network.

Brokerage Services

We provide capacity aggregation for transactional shipment management with annual or short-term contracted rates. Our reliable, experienced team of certified transportation brokers is an excellent support for dedicated or private fleets.

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666 Grand Avenue, Suite 3200
Des Moines, IA 50309
866-782-6669 x1
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