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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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
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
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