Press Release

The Ruan Foundation Becomes 14th Member of TCF Founders Club

May 03, 2023

Washington – Today, the American Trucking Associations’ Trucking Cares Foundation announced that The Ruan Foundation has committed to becoming the Foundation’s 14th member of the TCF Founders Club.

“Ruan was founded in 1932 by my grandfather to support his family after the untimely passing of his father,” said Rachel Ruan McLean of The Ruan Foundation. “Our company came into existence to support others; and, since that time, Ruan has been committed to bringing value and support to the communities where we operate. Supporting the Trucking Cares Foundation allows us to continue our tradition of giving back in a coordinated and impactful way. We are proud of our nearly 80 year history with the ATA, and are so pleased to recognize our shared humanitarian values by pledging our support to the Trucking Cares Foundation.”

The Founders Club is a special class of donors comprised of individuals and corporations that have committed to a $100,000 contribution over a 10-year period. Founders Club members will receive special recognition across Trucking Cares Foundation programs for their early and generous commitments to making our mission a reality.

“The Ruan Foundation, and Ruan Transportation, are first class organizations and leaders in our industry. Their commitment only adds to the impressive list of trucking leaders who have committed to the mission of the Trucking Cares Foundation,” said TCF Chairman Phil Byrd, president and CEO of Bulldog Hiway Express. “We are pleased and proud to welcome them to the Founders Club and thank them for their support.”

“With the support of The Ruan Foundation, and all of our Founders Club Members and other contributors, TCF is set up to support countless important causes and relief efforts domestically and abroad,” said TCF President John Lynch. “By building up the Foundation’s resources, we are able to further our mission of providing coordination and focus to the trucking industry’s works of service, while demonstrating the essentiality and giving spirt of our great industry.”

Membership in the Founders Club will close on May 8 – the two-year anniversary of the launch of the Founders Club.

With Ruan’s commitment, the 14 members of the TCF Founders Club are:
•    ACT-1, the Allied Committee for the Trucking Industry
•    Covenant Transport
•    Cummins Inc.
•    Tommy and Dean Hodges
•    J&M Tank Lines Inc.
•    LaunchIt Public Relations
•    Greg and Val Owen in memory of Josh Owen
•    UPS Inc.
•    Charles “Shorty” and Ro Whittington
•    Yellow Corporation
•    Scopelitis Law Firm
•    Bridgestone Tires
•    Dave and Betsy Manning
•    The Ruan Foundation

Established in 2018, the Trucking Cares Foundation is the trucking industry’s charitable arm, focusing on several core areas, including: humanitarian and disaster relief; eradicating human trafficking; leadership development; strengthening the industry’s relationships with law enforcement, the military and veterans’ organizations; safety and research opportunities.

For more information on the Trucking Cares Foundation, visit