Start Your Diesel Mechanic Career 

Ruan is committed to hiring best-in-class professional mechanics and technicians. Our culture is the foundation of everything we do. Safety, integrity, and investment in our people are just a few of the values that have helped build a family owned transportation company that provides dedicated contract transportation, logistics management and warehouse management solutions to customers across the country.

Why be a Diesel Mechanic for Ruan?

Technicians at Ruan are passionate about their work. Whether you are looking to start your career as a diesel mechanic or are an experienced technician looking for a new and exciting opportunity, Ruan has a position for you. In fact, we even offer relocation opportunities for most of our locations across the U.S.

Technician Tool Reimbursement Program

Ruan recognizes that after the initial investment in tools, there are ongoing maintenance requirements to repair or replace tools. That's why Ruan offers a technician tool reimbursement program to our mechanics.

Work Boot Program

Ruan is committed to the health, safety and welfare of its employees. As part of the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) provided, Ruan will provide a $150 voucher per calendar year to its mechanics who are required to wear work boots to purchase Red Wing Safety Boots.

Ruan Tech Apprenticeship Program

Ruan is always looking for individuals who want a long-term career, like to work with their hands, and solve problems. That's why the Ruan Technician Apprenticeship Program is available to individuals without prior technician training who want to learn from veteran diesel mechanics and become professional technicians. This program allows apprentices the opportunity to learn while working on the best late-model equipment in the trucking industry. Ruan provides apprentices with Snap-on tools that they can use while learning their new skills, and these tools will be given to the apprentices upon graduation from the three-year paid and structured apprenticeship program. 

Training and Benefits

Ruan ensures that all of our mechanics and technicians have access to the latest training, technology, and safety procedures to ensure growth within your career and so that you can bring out the best of your ability. Ruan has many benefits to offer our mechanics and technicians, such as paid Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification when you start or continue your career here. Ruan provides uniforms and has a tool and work boot reimbursement program.  


  • Opportunities to relocate - transfer across the nation
  • Company paid training
  • PPE provided for job requirements
  • Paid ASE certification
  • Monthly safety training
  • Prescription safety glasses
  • Reimbursement for work boots and tools
  • Generous employee referral bonuses
  • Paid Training Program
  • Vacation
  • 401K and matching contributions
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance

A Day in the Life of a Diesel Mechanic

Our diesel mechanics work on our fleet of late-model tractors and trailers to diagnose and solve mechanical problems using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. They perform routine preventative maintenance inspections, such as changing oil, checking batteries, and lubricating equipment. In addition, they complete state and federal inspections and more.

Work Schedule

Most full-time positions are guaranteed a 40-hour work week with opportunity to earn overtime hours. These are family-friendly schedules and your local manager can assist you with your schedule.

Become a Ruan Top Technician

Our technicians from across the company compete annually in our Top Technician Competition. This contest consists of an online knowledge test and a series of hands-on skills situations. We send the top three finishers to TMC’s SuperTech competition.

All full-time Ruan technicians are encouraged to complete the 100-question skill assessment. The results from the assessment will be used two ways. First, they will determine where we need to focus our future training efforts in order to continuously improve; and second, we will be able to identify the 10 highest scoring technicians.   

These 10 technicians will be invited to compete in the hands-on portion of the Top Technician Competition in Des Moines, IA. Each will receive Ruan Top Tech logo patches to place on their uniforms in recognition of their achievement. The Top Technician Competition will be conducted during Ruan’s Technician Appreciation Week, where our operations and shops across the country will take the time to celebrate our technicians and service managers for the tremendous important role they play in ensuring our customers’ freight is delivered safely and on time. 

Are you ready to join the Ruan team?

If you want a career with a family-owned company with local management that understand and instill the values of our company, take a few minutes to complete this mobile-friendly application or call and talk to one of our recruiters at (800) 879-7826.