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

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

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

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