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

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

Tolls, taxes and fees: Why we are stuck with underfunded highways

Last week saw a flurry of statements, proclamations and pie-in-the-sky dreaming from politicians announcing that they have the solutions to fix our....More

What's the cost to transport my eyes? And other strange shipping stories

I have to admit that one show I like to watch on TV at night is Shipping Wars on A&E. The premise of the show is for a group of “....More

Trucking is waiting for a skilled technician workforce

During his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, President Barack Obama mentioned his goal of creating an educated workforce. This is something....More

Hard-working trucks and truckers hit the airwaves

To help celebrate the work that Americans do every day, in many cases with the help of trucks ranging from pickups to heavy-duty tractors, Shell....More

Mile high in Colorado? Not for commercial truckers

Jan. 1, 2014, was a milestone date in Colorado. It was the date that residents, and non-residents alike, could purchase marijuana legally for....More

7 steps to making mobile devices work in your fleet

As more companies debate whether to purchase smart devices for their employees or allow those employees to use their own devices, there are a myriad....More

Truck specs that truly work

Trucks are designed to perform a job. For some, it’s to haul freight. For others, it’s to accomplish tasks such as utility work or....More

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