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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Dec 09, 2009

Group offers nationwide sleep disorder coverage

As the National Transportation Safety Board recommends companies test their drivers for sleep apnea, the ability to do just that can create a....More
Dec 04, 2009

CARB should do the right thing and revisit truck rule

Just when everyone thought we were all set to move forward with the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) pollution rules set to go into effect....More
Dec 02, 2009

Peterbilt, Kenworth to be back at MATS

In what can only be considered a positive move, OEM powerhouses Peterbilt and Kenworth have decided to attend the Mid-America Trucking Show in....More
Nov 30, 2009

Trucker foils bank robber’s escape – and makes on-time pickup

A truck driver responded to police calls for help and foiled the getaway plans of a suspected North Carolina bank robber. The driver, on his way to a....More
Nov 23, 2009

The value of GPS and truck tracking software

If the importance of having GPS inside your truck has remained elusive to any fleet out there, a recent story, courtesy of a press release from....More
Nov 19, 2009

Wingliner tries to bend its way into North American trailer market

A pair of entrepreneurs have signed an agreement to market an innovative truck trailer with movable side panels in North America. Bob Hakken and Duke....More
Nov 12, 2009

Kudos to Walmart for its fight against hunger

For all the grief that Walmart receives for being the big, bad neighbor that drives out smaller competitors, there is no doubt the company is not all....More
Nov 06, 2009

Trucking is bringing Christmas home

One of the great traditions during the Christmas season is the annual U.S Capitol Christmas tree. This year’s tree will have a connection to the....More
Nov 02, 2009

All-electric Transit Connect van briefly without power

For all of us who believe that companies want to do right by the environment first and foremost, a lesson was delivered on Friday that being green is....More
Oct 28, 2009

Join ATA and support our troops

The American Trucking Association has once again teamed up with Operation Interdependence for the Share the Road program to deliver non-perishable....More
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