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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Mar 26, 2013

Saluting Ryder for its veteran hiring progress

Back in November 2011, Ryder System set a goal to hire 1,000 military veterans by the end of 2013. An admirable objective by any measure....More
Mar 05, 2013

Steering drivers into a pain-free future

Years ago, truck drivers like my grandfather had to work hard to make their living. From loading and unloading, to the pain they suffered through....More
Feb 28, 2013

Calling Ground Traffic Control – system locates stolen equipment

Let this be a warning to thieves – you never know who is watching, or tracking....More
Feb 20, 2013

Here's to 90 years and many more for Kenworth

Kenworth Truck Co. is celebrating 90 years in business in 2013 and will be hosting a number of events throughout the year to mark the occasion. (....More
Feb 12, 2013

“Jackpot” avoids hits to reach safety milestone

When you drive a truck, there is always a little bit of luck involved to avoid incidents. The vehicle’s are large, maneuvering them around....More
Jan 10, 2013

The electric truck: How one firm is giving fleets a choice

A San Francisco start-up company is looking to fill in a “gap” that its CEO says exist in the commercial electric vehicle market....More
Jan 03, 2013

Flippin’ burgers in a flip-top tanker

Many men – and women – salivate over the thought of flipping juicy burgers on an outdoor grill. What about the idea of grilling up to 1....More
Nov 26, 2012

Going to school on the driver-shortage issue

Every few years the driver shortage rears its ugly head, everyone sits around and debates how bad it will be, what caused it, and how long it will....More
Oct 31, 2012

Clearing the brain while weathering Hurricane Sandy

When I was growing up as a kid in Rhode Island, there was a sports columnist who wrote for the Providence Journal, the state’s largest....More
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
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