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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Truck drivers and math: a weighty problem

Father brag moment: My son is on his elementary school’s math team. Why do I tell you that? Because I learned long ago that math is important....More

Is rewarding safe fleets the best use of FMCSA resources?

Rewarding good behavior? Sounds great, doesn’t it? When many of us were kids, did we get rewarded for good behavior? Sometimes, but more often....More

Go Speed Racer … or Nissan and Cummins, as the case may be

Nissan’s 2016 Titan XD isn’t just the Texas Auto Writers Assn. “Truck of Texas,” it may be the fastest land speed racer in....More

Meet Mr. Robot, your friendly neighborhood garbage man

I’ve written about it before – automation and how it’s changing the industry landscape. Just think back a few short years ago - how....More

Practical tips to keep drivers safe on the road

The issue of safe truck parking, while never going away, has received increased attention lately. With last week’s announcement from the Dept....More

Program drives new career option for military veterans

Many carriers have implemented programs to lure veterans into the trucking industry. Veterans have many of the key attributes that carriers look for....More

Shame on you, my beautiful Rhode Island

In the never-ending quest to solve infrastructure funding problems, one state has come up with a highly controversial, and I must say, completely....More
E.E. Ward Moving and Storage trailer outside NASCAR's Richard Petty Motorsports

The behind-the-scenes move that set up Richard Petty Motorsports for 2015 success

While millions of fans tune in each weekend to watch their favorite NASCAR drivers race to the checkered flag, there are a lot of people who work....More

The promise of DME as a vehicle fuel takes a step closer to reality

The viability of yet another alternative fuel option – as if fleet managers need more choices in an already crowded field of choices –....More

FMCSA committee set to work on entry-level driver training rule

The members of the Entry-Level Driver Training Advisory Committee (ELDTAC) have been announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (....More
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