Brian Straight

Managing Editor, Penton Media is an award-winning journalist living out one of his boyhood dreams. Having joined Fleet Owner in May of 2008, Brian is the managing editor of Fleet Owner, responsible for editing, editorial production functions and overall coordination of the print magazine.

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Jul 10, 2014

Breaking the barriers to a brighter future

With plenty of talk about driverless and autonomous vehicles such as Google’s driverless car, Amazon’s package delivery by drone concept....More
Jul 03, 2014

Taking a Swedish view of American trucks

The MB&F M.A.D. Gallery (Mechanical Art Devices) is showing the work of Swiss photographer Ulysse Fréchelin. What makes this particular....More
Jun 11, 2014

You can make a truck driver rest, but you can’t make him sleep

Following the weekend crash in New Jersey that killed comedian James McNair and seriously injured Tracy Morgan, the drumbeat for cracking down on....More
May 28, 2014

Love's blooms again in Oklahoma

Back in 2010, the Love’s Travel Stop along I-40 in Oklahoma City was destroyed by a devastating tornado. Miraculously, none of the 80 or so....More
Apr 14, 2014

Put down the phone and promise to drive distraction free

In 2012, nearly 3,400 people (3,328, actually) died in distraction-affected crashes, according to the U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT). An....More
Apr 09, 2014

Fleet Advantage launches charity program to assist kids in need

Many companies have charitable hearts. Some publicize them, some don’t. I find it particularly heart-warming when companies donate to children....More
Mar 26, 2014

Drones are coming to take your job

In the past six months or so, there has been a lot of talk about drones being used in all types of situations. Sure, we all know the military uses....More
Mar 17, 2014

Wrongly classifying drivers could mean jail in New York State

A new law that took effect last week in New York State could mean significant financial penalties and/or jail for companies that knowingly....More
Mar 04, 2014

Tolls, taxes and fees: Why we are stuck with underfunded highways

Last week saw a flurry of statements, proclamations and pie-in-the-sky dreaming from politicians announcing that they have the solutions to fix our....More
Feb 21, 2014

What's the cost to transport my eyes? And other strange shipping stories

I have to admit that one show I like to watch on TV at night is Shipping Wars on A&E. The premise of the show is for a group of “....More
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