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

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

Group offers nationwide sleep disorder coverage

As the National Transportation Safety Board recommends companies test their drivers for sleep apnea, the ability to do just that can create a....More

CARB should do the right thing and revisit truck rule

Just when everyone thought we were all set to move forward with the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) pollution rules set to go into effect....More

Peterbilt, Kenworth to be back at MATS

In what can only be considered a positive move, OEM powerhouses Peterbilt and Kenworth have decided to attend the Mid-America Trucking Show in....More

Trucker foils bank robber’s escape – and makes on-time pickup

A truck driver responded to police calls for help and foiled the getaway plans of a suspected North Carolina bank robber. The driver, on his way to a....More

The value of GPS and truck tracking software

If the importance of having GPS inside your truck has remained elusive to any fleet out there, a recent story, courtesy of a press release from....More

Wingliner tries to bend its way into North American trailer market

A pair of entrepreneurs have signed an agreement to market an innovative truck trailer with movable side panels in North America. Bob Hakken and Duke....More

Kudos to Walmart for its fight against hunger

For all the grief that Walmart receives for being the big, bad neighbor that drives out smaller competitors, there is no doubt the company is not all....More

Trucking is bringing Christmas home

One of the great traditions during the Christmas season is the annual U.S Capitol Christmas tree. This year’s tree will have a connection to the....More

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