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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Nov 25, 2014

Unlocking the mysteries of the random traffic jam

Have you ever seen a 2-mile long traffic jam on the opposite side of the highway and thought, “Gee, I didn’t see an accident back there....More
Nov 04, 2014

Is truck driver the worst job in NASCAR?

This summer, The Sporting News asked NASCAR drivers and team personnel who had the worst job in the sport. Their answer? The truck drivers....More
Oct 26, 2014

Why we love food trucks

The editorial staff here at Fleet Owner writes about a wide variety of trucks and trailers, from over-the-road to off-road. But there are some....More
Sep 02, 2014

Cutting the costs associated with work absences

There is no question that workers’ comp claims in an industry such as trucking are a concern for any human resource manager. With drivers....More
Aug 28, 2014

What can be learned from FedEx Ground’s independent contractor model

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal yesterday said that FedEx Ground’s classification of some 2,300 employees as independent contractors is wrong....More
Aug 13, 2014

Commercial drivers face a global image problem

Richard Madison, a marketing executive from Sussex Signs, a British company, was kind enough to send me an infographic recently about what he says....More
Jul 30, 2014

Why trucking needs to care about augmented reality

Recently, I wrote about the potential of drone use in transportation. Amazon is just one of the companies exploring the use of drones for delivery....More
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
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