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

All-electric Transit Connect van briefly without power

For all of us who believe that companies want to do right by the environment first and foremost, a lesson was delivered on Friday that being green is....More

Join ATA and support our troops

The American Trucking Association has once again teamed up with Operation Interdependence for the Share the Road program to deliver non-perishable....More

New Jersey snow-removal law needs rethinking

New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine has signed what may be the first law of its kind in the country, according to the Associated Press. The law, which....More

For trucks, fifth wheels are at the point of safety

I haven’t had a chance to thank the fine people at Fontaine Fifth Wheel for a visit I and other journalists made to their new facility in Trussville....More

Massachusetts proposes new idling regs

Massachusetts lawmakers have proposed two new regulations that affect the trucking industry, although neither comes as much surprise. The first, a....More

Dodge Ram goes it alone

Fiat is wasting little time in putting its stamp on the “new” Chrysler. The news yesterday was the split of the Dodge brand into two separate....More

Four in the industry rank high in Newsweek's Top 500 Green Companies

Kudos to four companies within the trucking industry who have been included in Newsweek’s Top 500 Green U.S. Companies. UPS, FedEx, C.H. Robinson and....More

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

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