CIO, Ruan Transportation Management Systems Ruan Transportation began in 1932 during the Great Depression with a single truck and a single load. Today, the company has its third generation of the Ruan family in leadership and has grown to more than 315 nationwide operations, 7,500 trailers and 5,600 employees. Among those team members is Chief […]

Iowa City leaders do not want to be caught off-guard the day autonomous vehicles become mainstream – and the city is tapping a team of University of Iowa graduate students to begin assessing the area’s needs, reports the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Iowa City Mayor Jim Throgmorton said the city put in a request with the […]

Ruan, a Des Moines-based transportation company, has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), the company announced Tuesday. BiTA claims to be the largest commercial blockchain alliance in the world, with nearly 500 members in more than 25 countries. Blockchain technology enables transactions to be identified and tracked digitally, and shared across a distributed network […]

The city of Cedar Rapids is seeking an vendor to provide an estimated $570,000 worth of equipment, and another vendor to operate the system, to bring a bike-share program to town in early 2019, reports the Cedar Rapids Gazette. Officials envision offering 200 bikes with 20 pickup and drop-off locations around downtown. Bidding would open on […]

What started as a feasibility study concept ended up as framework for a statewide policy for driverless vehicles in Nebraska, reports Silicon Prairie News. The city of Lincoln is the first in the state conducting a pilot test of a Navya autonomous shuttle over several weeks. The shuttle, funded in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, is […]