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

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

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

Pay attention, Jay Leno uses our product

Journalists receive hundreds, if not thousands of press releases each year. Some are very well written; some not so much. Some are quite relevant to....More

Internet dashboards take driving distraction to ridiculous levels

With all the focus lately on distracted driving and the ways the dangers can be mitigated, someone forgot to tell Google and Intel. Lawmakers are....More

Teamsters pressure banks to accept YRC Worldwide’s equity swap

Somewhat lost in this holiday season, buried under the avalanche that has become the Arrow Trucking disaster, is another story with far-reaching....More

Arrow truck drivers needed help, and they got it

When Tulsa, OK-based Arrow Trucking suddenly shut down last week, hundreds of truck drivers were left to wonder whether they would see their families....More

Report says Isuzu wants out of GM engine venture

In an interview with Bloomberg News, Isuzu Motors president Susumu Hosoi said the company is exploring options that may include pulling out of its....More

Coming soon to a town near you: Disaster sponsorships

In a most unusual arrangement, and hopefully one that will not catch on, the city of Stockton, California has sold naming rights to a fire truck. The....More

Teaching kids safety with a poster contest

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is sponsoring a FMCSA poster contest for kids between the ages of 5 and 12. The contest,....More

CARB to redo health report; truck rule to still go into effect

The California Air Resources Board has decided to “adjust” its stance on the diesel truck and bus rule which requires truck owners to begin....More

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