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

Commercial drivers face a global image problem

Richard Madison, a marketing executive from Sussex Signs, a British company, was kind enough to send me an infographic recently about what he says....More

Why trucking needs to care about augmented reality

Recently, I wrote about the potential of drone use in transportation. Amazon is just one of the companies exploring the use of drones for delivery....More

Breaking the barriers to a brighter future

With plenty of talk about driverless and autonomous vehicles such as Google’s driverless car, Amazon’s package delivery by drone concept....More

Taking a Swedish view of American trucks

The MB&F M.A.D. Gallery (Mechanical Art Devices) is showing the work of Swiss photographer Ulysse Fréchelin. What makes this particular....More

You can make a truck driver rest, but you can’t make him sleep

Following the weekend crash in New Jersey that killed comedian James McNair and seriously injured Tracy Morgan, the drumbeat for cracking down on....More

Love's blooms again in Oklahoma

Back in 2010, the Love’s Travel Stop along I-40 in Oklahoma City was destroyed by a devastating tornado. Miraculously, none of the 80 or so....More

Put down the phone and promise to drive distraction free

In 2012, nearly 3,400 people (3,328, actually) died in distraction-affected crashes, according to the U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT). An....More

Fleet Advantage launches charity program to assist kids in need

Many companies have charitable hearts. Some publicize them, some don’t. I find it particularly heart-warming when companies donate to children....More

Drones are coming to take your job

In the past six months or so, there has been a lot of talk about drones being used in all types of situations. Sure, we all know the military uses....More

Wrongly classifying drivers could mean jail in New York State

A new law that took effect last week in New York State could mean significant financial penalties and/or jail for companies that knowingly....More

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