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

The birth of biodiesel

I’ve come to believe the saying, “what goes around, comes around,” is famous because it’s true. Fashion comes and goes, but every 20 years or so, we....More

Senate denies “Brown Bailout”; UPS, FedEx Express react

The U.S. Senate on Monday voted 93-0 to advance the FAA Reauthorization Act to fund the FAA through 2011. The bill itself is not unlike the....More

ATA seeks nominees for America’s Road Team

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is now seeking drivers to be part of its 2011-12 America’s Road Team. America’s Road Team is chosen every....More

Border dispute continues to hurt U.S. trucking interests

The one-year mark has come and gone, and we still don’t have a resolution to the cross-border trucking dispute between the U.S. and Mexico. The U.S....More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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