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

Volvo Truck employees holding cables
Nov 21, 2016

From cables to sensors: A wireless approach to truck design

Ask any bodybuilder about upfitting a truck, and they will tell you about the maze of cables that must be navigated. Ask any mechanic about servicing....More
Jul 29, 2016

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
Jun 28, 2016

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
May 10, 2016

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
Mar 22, 2016

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
Feb 29, 2016

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
Jan 06, 2016

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
Dec 23, 2015

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

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