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.

Aiming for MPGs: FedEx doubling EV fleet; testing composite van
Continuing its ongoing efforts to increase the overall fuel efficiency of its fleet operations, FedEx Express is adding 24 new electric vehicles (EV)to its fleet and is testing five composite vans from Isuzu and Utilimaster
Cold-chain experience shared with India 1
In an effort to both preserve its own crops and position itself as a major player in the export world, India has been working to address cold-storage issues for its fresh produce
EPA bringing SmartWay to port trucking
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a SmartWay dray-truck initiative that it says will help clean up exhaust emissions at port facilities across the country. EPA has been joined by the Coalition for Responsible Transportation and the Environmental Defense Fund in the initiative
Beating back broker fraud
Trying to get a handle on the shady world of fraudulent brokers and freight forwarders, two U.S. Congressmen have introduced a bill designed to help the industry fight back
Report: States misusing road funds
According to a new report issued by Smart Growth America and Taxpayers for Common Sense, most states are spending too much money on new road construction and road expansion and not enough on preserving the condition of the current infrastructure
Auto delivery
COMPANY:UPS FUEL SERVICES OPERATION:Distribution division responsible for providing fuel for global package delivery company operating over 100,000 vehicles
Charging forward
When potential customers see a product in action, it can create a positive and lasting impression. The Ford Transit Connect has created many of those
The final load
High diesel fuel prices are having a ripple effect throughout the economy, but the resulting impact to trucking is a little harder to quantify, according
Deal reached to charge trucks
Representatives of the European Union’s (EU) Parliament and Council have reached agreement on a plan that will allow member states to charge trucks additional levies for “external costs” and vary tariffs as a way to ease congestion during peak hours
Will carriers survive latest fuel run-up?
High diesel fuel prices are having a ripple effect throughout the economy, but the resulting impact to trucking is a little harder to quantify, according to several experts
Mahindra-Navistar truck wins top award
Only one year after launching commercial vehicles in India, the joint venture between Mahindra & Mahindra and Navistar (MNAL) has been rewarded. The company took top honors at the Apollo Tyres-CV Awards 2011 in Mumbai, India, winning Commercial Vehicle of the Year and the HCV Truck of the Year
Dump Mexican trucking proposal: Lawmakers
A group of 44 lawmakers delivered a signed letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood yesterday demanding that the Obama Administration abandon plans to restart a controversial cross-border trucking program for Mexican motor carriers
Running on fumes
A growing and disturbing trend is developing around the country as cash-strapped states struggle to both maintain and fund highway infrastructure projects.
Alternative opportunity
If you're going to make the leap into the world of natural gas vehicles, California is a pretty safe place to start. That's exactly what Ryder System
Boyd Brothers suffers tornado damage
For the bulk of the transportation industry, the rash of severe storms and deadly tornadoes that roared through the south this week will have little long-lasting impact
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