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.

Posts by Brian Straight

Russian efficiency

Russian efficiency. No, I’m not talking about the ability to read emails, although it looks like they may be quite good at that. I’m....More
Divco milk truck

The milk truck delivers: A look at Divco's legacy

Near the beginning of the 20th century, there were two things that most Americans could count on: mail delivery from the U.S. Postal Service, and a....More

Make-A-Wish convoy shows trucking's caring side

If there is ever a time for traffic congestion, it’s for charity. That was the case on Mother’s Day in Lancaster, PA, when 590 tractor-....More

When is a wheel not round? When it is a sphere, of course

You’ve heard the saying before; probably said it a thousand times yourself. You can’t reinvent the wheel. Well, it turns out, maybe....More

City truck ban heads to West Virginia Supreme Court

A West Virginia city that had its ban if heavy trucks from its downtown thrown out by a state court will have its appeal heard by the West Virginia....More

Truck drivers and math: a weighty problem

Father brag moment: My son is on his elementary school’s math team. Why do I tell you that? Because I learned long ago that math is important....More

Is rewarding safe fleets the best use of FMCSA resources?

Rewarding good behavior? Sounds great, doesn’t it? When many of us were kids, did we get rewarded for good behavior? Sometimes, but more often....More

Go Speed Racer … or Nissan and Cummins, as the case may be

Nissan’s 2016 Titan XD isn’t just the Texas Auto Writers Assn. “Truck of Texas,” it may be the fastest land speed racer in....More

Meet Mr. Robot, your friendly neighborhood garbage man

I’ve written about it before – automation and how it’s changing the industry landscape. Just think back a few short years ago - how....More

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