Brian Straight

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.

Articles
Plenty of horses 

Long ago, the original form of horsepower in the shape of Clydesdale horses delivered Budweiser beer to thirsty customers. No more. Anheuser-Busch, makers of the iconic Budweiser and many more brands, switched years ago to a more effective means of delivery. Now, the company is going a step further and finding an even more efficient way to make deliveries in the form of natural gas power.

October 13, 2014: Deadly truck crashes up in Texas, diesel availability expands, and female driving opportunities

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Volvo puts proprietary LNG engine “on hold”

Volvo Trucks announced today that it is changing its alternative fuels plan for North America. The company, which has been developing its own compression ignition liquefied natural gas (LNG) engine for North America, said it is now putting “on hold plans to launch” the powerplant.

Volvo said it will continue to offer spark-ignited natural gas engines in its VNM and VNL models. In addition, field testing of a dimethyl ether (DME) engine is ongoing and this decision does not affect those plans, the company said.

September 30, 2014: Toyota recalling trucks; Ram boosting 1500 Ecodiesel production; Walmart blames Tracy Morgan

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September 29, 2014: LNG a growing fuel; luxury hotels turn to food trucks; another stab at electric pickups

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September 24, 2014: Shooting at UPS facility; GM natural gas recall; Michigan under fire

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September 23, 2014: Toll road operator files bankruptcy; gas conversion; port fire

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September 22, 2014: Navistar still has work to do; a dying breed; grain trucks putting school children at risk

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September 16, 2014: Happy birthday; electric garbage truck; thanking truckers; food truck ban

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Riding the wave of technology 

Has your business been riding the big waves of technological change in a boat that’s a little too small lately? If so, then maybe it’s time to consider a different boat.  That’s because the changes we’ve seen so far are only the start.  The trucking industry is used to change, of course, but is it ready for the arrival of the future?

Love(ing) CNG 

A s Love’s Travel Stops expands its natural gas offerings at locations around the country, it is fulfilling one of the biggest needs for any fleet looking to adopt natural gas—infrastructure. Love’s, parent company of Gemini Motor Transport, is now in position to take advantage of that built-in infrastructure itself through the deployment of compressed natural gas vehicles within the Gemini fleet.

September 8, 2014: Small pickups; debating truck safety; faster bridge repairs

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