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.

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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.

Green Fleet of the Year: NYC Fleet 

From the city that never sleeps comes sustainability that never rests. New York City, long one of the nation’s leaders when it comes to fleet sustainability efforts, is pushing the envelope on its green fleet efforts further than ever before.

The New York City Fleet (NYC Fleet), though, is not one operation. It is not a collection of refuse trucks that adopt natural gas fueling. It is not just a municipal police force running hybrid technologies. And it is not only a heavy-duty truck fleet filling up on biodiesel. It is all of these … and so much more.

HOS compliance device offers plug-in capabilities

LOUISVILLE. To help fleets comply with new federal electronic logging device mandates, Rand McNally has introduced a plug-and-play device to handle the recording of drive time. The announcement was made here at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

The ELD 50 is designed to provide an easy-to-install, low-cost device for fleets and drivers. It works with any Android tablet, Android smartphone and Rand McNally’s navigation tablets and provides hours of service and driver vehicle inspection report compliance.

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