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

Politician calls for more truck lobbying

Many Americans believe lobbyists play too great a role in politics. We’ve all heard the stories – and felt the impact - of pork placed at the end of....More

Fleet Owner’s Vehicle Graphics awards go global

Each June, Fleet Owner announces its Vehicle Graphics winners. Graphics are playing an increasingly important part for fleets, both from a brand....More

Florida to allow heavier trucks starting Thursday

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist recently signed into law a transportation bill that will allow heavier trucks on designated state roads. The bill....More

UPS, FedEx "Brown Bailout" battle rages on

The FedEx Express and UPS battle over classification of FedEx Express workers continues to drag on and now the Teamsters, who have always been....More

Georgia’s transportation sales tax holds voters hostage

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue has signed into law an innovative taxing measure to improve the transportation infrastructure in the state. The law,....More

MAN testing B100 trucks with onboard mixing unit

MAN Latin America said this week it has given three customers in Brazil trucks that feature dual-fuel technology which can blend biodiesel on board....More

Eaton transmission shifts into a higher gear

They don’t make things like they used to. That’s what Jackie Tennant may be saying these days as her truck’s transmission passes a major milestone....More

New company seeks alternative power source for transportation

A new venture between two advanced mobile electrical technology companies is hoping to develop a new power alternative for the transportation....More

Climate bill loses focus

The American Power Act proposed by Sens. John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) on Wednesday has critics and proponents lining up their arguments....More

Maybe LaHood should drive down the highway

Under questioning from Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO) last week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood defended the state of our roads in the U.S. Bond, who....More

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