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

E.E. Ward Moving and Storage trailer outside NASCAR's Richard Petty Motorsports

The behind-the-scenes move that set up Richard Petty Motorsports for 2015 success

While millions of fans tune in each weekend to watch their favorite NASCAR drivers race to the checkered flag, there are a lot of people who work....More

The promise of DME as a vehicle fuel takes a step closer to reality

The viability of yet another alternative fuel option – as if fleet managers need more choices in an already crowded field of choices –....More

FMCSA committee set to work on entry-level driver training rule

The members of the Entry-Level Driver Training Advisory Committee (ELDTAC) have been announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (....More

Changing technology doesn’t change the importance of weather forecasting

Back in 1987, when I was 16, I spent $300 on my first car – a 1976 Ford Mustang, color banana yellow. Yes, banana yellow – because at the....More

An entertaining option to truck driver retention

As more carriers seek solutions to solve the driver shortage crisis, which is now pegged at about 30,000, a new alternative is popping up....More

Unlocking the mysteries of the random traffic jam

Have you ever seen a 2-mile long traffic jam on the opposite side of the highway and thought, “Gee, I didn’t see an accident back there....More

Is truck driver the worst job in NASCAR?

This summer, The Sporting News asked NASCAR drivers and team personnel who had the worst job in the sport. Their answer? The truck drivers....More

Why we love food trucks

The editorial staff here at Fleet Owner writes about a wide variety of trucks and trailers, from over-the-road to off-road. But there are some....More

Cutting the costs associated with work absences

There is no question that workers’ comp claims in an industry such as trucking are a concern for any human resource manager. With drivers....More

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