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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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

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

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

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

Mean Green, the fastest hybrid in the world, sets new world records

For anyone who has ever wondered how fast a truck can go, we have our answer – 147.002 mph. That’s how fast Mean Green, Volvo Trucks....More

Save a life by becoming a Trucking Mentor

A common complaint from truck drivers is that other drivers on the highways do not know how to drive around big rigs. They cut in front, hang out....More

Small, focused fleet proves that being green is an attitude

Last summer, when looking for a potential fleet for one of our Green Fleet of the Month profiles, I came across a San Francisco-based organic....More

Selfless trucker named Arrow’s Back on the Road winner

Billy Basenberg needed a break, and he got one when Arrow Truck Sales named him its 5th anniversary Back on the Road winner last week at the Mid-....More

In FMCSA's eyes, you must blame the carrier

The news that FMCSA will not remove truck crashes from carriers’ CSA scores, even in instances where the truck driver was not at fault, is....More

Senate rejects natural gas subsidy

As part of a deal to move the long-awaited, and much-needed highway bill forward, the U.S. Senate spent much of Tuesday voting on amendments....More
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