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

Self interest again rules in Washington

So Oct 1, 2013, came and went and we have a new healthcare law but no government. Such is life in the land of partisan politics and out-of-touch....More

Truck racing to give U.S. another go

A group of men, which includes stunt racer Mike Ryan, plan to pump new life into truck racing in the U.S. beginning next year with a full 8-race....More

Navigating the ‘chaos’ of Hamburg in a big rig

I am visiting the city of Hamburg, Germany, this week on a visit of the Shell Technology Centre here as part of the Shell Rimula/Shell Rotella 2013....More

Documenting the dangers of 'Blood Alley'

If anyone knows the dangers of the open road, it’s truck drivers. Professional drivers spend thousands of hours on the roads each year and....More

See, feel and learn 

My wife and I took our kids to a touch-a-truck event this weekend. I’m sure most of you are familiar with touch-a-truck, but if you’re....More

Trucking and Obamacare: How healthy will your company be in 2014?

As we quickly approach the open enrollment period under the new healthcare, aka ObamaCare, law, many businesses, particularly smaller businesses,....More

Texas group pushes propane

To help boost the public profile of propane autogas as it fights for its place among alternative fuels, the The Propane Council of Texas (ProCOT)....More

The societal impact of trucks

Most of us that are involved in the trucking industry – be we drivers, technicians, management, or even us who have been blessed enough to....More

Saluting Ryder for its veteran hiring progress

Back in November 2011, Ryder System set a goal to hire 1,000 military veterans by the end of 2013. An admirable objective by any measure....More

Steering drivers into a pain-free future

Years ago, truck drivers like my grandfather had to work hard to make their living. From loading and unloading, to the pain they suffered through....More

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