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

Mar 05, 2010

Goodyear finalists are all Highway Heroes

The four finalists for Goodyear North America’s Highway Hero Award have been announced. While any one of the four could win the 27th annual award,....More
Mar 02, 2010

The dirty side of electricity

Thinking of going electric with your vehicle to save the environment? Think again. A story on the site EurActive.com cites a report from last year....More
Feb 26, 2010

No Rush to judgment, but this trucking family is first class

On Wednesday of this week, I had the occasion to travel to Rush Truck Center of Houston, part of the Rush Enterprises group, for a press conference....More
Feb 22, 2010

Navistar donates to ATA's driver recruitment efforts

The American Trucking Assns.’ (ATA) driver recruitment initiatives recently benefited from a $10,000 donation from Navistar International Corp. ATA’s....More
Feb 05, 2010

Gordon Trucking delivers for missing children

More than 2,000 children each day are reported missing in this country. More than one million children are reported missing in any one-year time....More
Feb 03, 2010

Cory Home Delivery stays true to its roots

Symbolic of the times, a young Joseph Cory stepped into his first truck and ventured out into the streets of Brooklyn, NY, determined to deliver that....More
Feb 02, 2010

Another satisfied customer for Chrome Shop Mafia’s “Don”

A lot of truck drivers would love to customize their vehicles. Many add their own personal touches. Few get the chance to go beyond that. But Wayne....More
Jan 29, 2010

Biodiesel tax credit needs immediate attention

With the coming of the New Year came the passing of the biodiesel tax credit. What’s the big deal, you say? Well, companies, not to mention farmers....More
Jan 27, 2010

Training grants available for military spouses

With so many families in the U.S. affected by the deployment of military personnel around the globe, we sometimes forget the sacrifices these....More
Jan 21, 2010

Trucking finds its American Idol

Millions of Americans watch American Idol each week. I admit, I watch it when I can. Ironically, the train wrecks that are so often the auditions don....More

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