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

Solar power has come a long way

Some 25 years ago or so, my parents built a new home for the family. Installed on the roof were a couple of very large solar panels. The panels....More

Earth Day challenge issued to truck fleets

As the 40th anniversary of Earth Day approaches tomorrow, Wheels Inc., a billion-dollar fleet leasing company, has issued a challenge: be greener. To....More

I-95 in Delaware gets stimulus boost

Traffic on Interstate 95 between Delaware and Maryland should be easing in the future as stimulus money is helping to add E-Z Pass lanes at the toll....More

I-80 toll rejection illustrates need to fix funding funding issues

The rejection by the Federal Highway Administration (FWHA) of Pennsylvania’s plans to toll I-80 in that state is just the latest example of how....More

Daimler-Renault-Nissan alliance bears watching

As reports abound today that automakers Renault and Nissan will announce a parts-sharing and technology-swapping alliance with Daimler tomorrow....More

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

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