Brian Straight

Managing Editor

Brian joined Fleet Owner in May 2008 after spending nearly 14 years as sports editor and then managing editor of several daily newspapers.  He and his staff  won more than two dozen major writing and editing awards. Responsible for editing, editorial production functions and deadlines.

Meritor Tire Inflation System by P.S.I.: Built from the ground up

Last week, Pressure Systems International, makers of the Meritor Tire Inflation System by P.S.I., hosted about 100 customers at its new production facility in San Antonio, TX, as part of its Fleet Technology Event. Just opened in August, the facility is approximately twice the size of the previous P.S.I. facility, and also houses corporate offices.

Plasma and the next-generation of trailer aerodynamics

SAN ANTONIO. With a July announcement that it was investing in new aerodynamic technology being developed by Plasma Stream Technologies, Tim Musgrave and the Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) team began a new chapter for the company.

It’s time for an 'adult conversation' on longer, heavier trucks 1

SAN ANTONIO. One of the biggest hot-button issues in the trucking industry in recent years has been efforts to move legislation through Congress that would authorize longer and/or heavier trucks.

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Former ATA head Bill Graves tackles politics and the challenges facing trucking 2

SAN ANTONIO. No longer feeling the need to toe the company line, former American Trucking Assns. (ATA) President and CEO Bill Graves offered some of his thoughts on politics and what the trucking industry needs to do moving forward to customers of Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) during the Meritor and Pressure Systems International 2016 Annual Fleet Technology Event here on Wednesday.

Green Fleet of the Month: Fueling green 

Sometimes lost in the land of alternative fuels, biodiesel remains a viable, and productive, fuel for many fleets looking to reduce their environmental footprint and expand their business relationships through cleaner vehicle options.

That has been the case for Illinois- based G&D Integrated. The for-hire carrier switched to biodiesel several years ago when its fuel supplier, Ag-Land FS Inc., made a recommendation.

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Photos: The 2017 New Models 

This year, fuel economy is a theme you’ll hear often. How truck manufacturers will comply with 2017
fuel efficiency requirements—it’s the tail end of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Phase 1 rules before the impending GHG Phase 2 regs arrive—plays a big role in Fleet Owner’s New Models Preview.

2016 Vehicle Graphics Awards

Thirty years ago, trucks and trailers rolled down American highways with their name on the side—if even that. Today, that is no longer the case as fleets of all sizes are taking advantage of that prime real estate on their vehicles. It doesn’t matter if the graphic incorporates the entire tractor-trailer, just a trailer or truck, or just a small portion of one side of the vehicle. The available space on a vehicle is an opportunity to advertise your products, services, or maybe even a public service message.

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