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 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

Calling Ground Traffic Control – system locates stolen equipment

Let this be a warning to thieves – you never know who is watching, or tracking....More

Here's to 90 years and many more for Kenworth

Kenworth Truck Co. is celebrating 90 years in business in 2013 and will be hosting a number of events throughout the year to mark the occasion. (....More

“Jackpot” avoids hits to reach safety milestone

When you drive a truck, there is always a little bit of luck involved to avoid incidents. The vehicle’s are large, maneuvering them around....More

The electric truck: How one firm is giving fleets a choice

A San Francisco start-up company is looking to fill in a “gap” that its CEO says exist in the commercial electric vehicle market....More

Flippin’ burgers in a flip-top tanker

Many men – and women – salivate over the thought of flipping juicy burgers on an outdoor grill. What about the idea of grilling up to 1....More

Going to school on the driver-shortage issue

Every few years the driver shortage rears its ugly head, everyone sits around and debates how bad it will be, what caused it, and how long it will....More

Clearing the brain while weathering Hurricane Sandy

When I was growing up as a kid in Rhode Island, there was a sports columnist who wrote for the Providence Journal, the state’s largest....More

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