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

Get out your videos and celebrate truckers

More than 3.5 million people drive trucks professionally in this country. They are the ones responsible for the food you buy in a grocery store, the....More

Taking a chance on trucking

In this tight economy, it’s always a pleasure to see positive stories about trucking. I saw just that last week when I received a press release about....More

Hydraulic braking and trucking's retrofit option

As trucking fleets continue looking for ways to cut costs while becoming greener, Recaptured Energy Technologies (RET) says it has a solution. A....More

Finding worldwide support for biodiesel

Biodiesel is growing in popularity around the world as an alternative fuel source. Those facts are indisputable. How much the fuel can grow, though,....More

Memo to President Obama: Save small business and kill the Chicken Tax

I read a fascinating article this morning in the Wall Street Journal regarding Ford’s Transit Connect and how the company is circumventing the....More

Dodge Ram: Loss of Cummins power would hurt truck's future

According to Matt Stone, who writes a blog for Motor Trend, rumor has it that the new Fiat/Chrysler partnership may be the end of the Cummins-powered....More

Lift truck safety should not be ignored

It’s a subject that is often taken for granted. Except for those injured by lift trucks. Lift trucks are vital to the operations of warehouses and,....More

Mexican trucks: Examine the numbers

The Teamsters, trucking trade magazines, bloggers (including myself) and now the Huffington Post. All are weighing in on the issue of Mexican trucks....More

Ford F-Series trucks gain ground

So much for small cars. We’ve been told for months now that the biggest problem with the U.S. automakers has been the lack of fuel efficient, smaller....More

Stolen diesel fuel: How could they have known?

In a small town not far from where I live in Connecticut, three Brooklyn town highway employees have now been caught up in a stolen diesel fuel scam....More

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