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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Oct 18, 2012

In the Christmas spirit

Mack Trucks will be responsible for hauling one of our nation’s most treasured pieces of cargo – the Capitol Christmas tree.  (OK....More
Sep 28, 2012

The logic behind Navistar’s refuse market entry

Back in May of this year, Navistar announced it had reached agreement to purchase EZ-Pack. EZ-Pack, for those that don’t know, is a refuse....More
Aug 29, 2012

Navistar must solve the trust equation

There is no question this has been a time of uncertainty for Navistar....More
Aug 08, 2012

It's time to show off your telematics brilliance

For those that are into telematics, and I mean really into telematics, the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Assn. (AAIA) is hosting a contest just....More
Aug 02, 2012

Asleep at the wheel? Not if you know the signs

Learn the signs that you may be fatigued before you drive and how to better manage your sleep patterns so you arrive at your destination alive....More
Jul 31, 2012

Leveraging #social media - one #hashtag at a time

Social interaction with customers is growing, and more and more businesses are realizing the importance of social media, according to a new study....More
Jul 05, 2012

Push to Talk alive and well

As Sprint begins to phase out the old Nextel network used for that company’s Push to Talk (PTT) solution – made popular with the....More
Jun 06, 2012

Finding financial help when it’s needed most

While many smaller carriers did not survive the Great Recession, more did. And those carriers are now in position to take advantage of the ever-....More
May 20, 2012

Propel rethinks the American fueling station

Propel Fuels is trying to bring attention to alternative fuels, and in doing so, has opened a “Clean Mobility Center” in Fullerton, CA....More
May 10, 2012

Carriers at risk when distracted driving is allowed

Go ahead. It’s okay to admit it. We’ve all done it. The phone rings and for a moment, just a brief moment in time, we turn our....More
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