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

Nov 23, 2009

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
Nov 19, 2009

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
Nov 12, 2009

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
Nov 06, 2009

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
Nov 02, 2009

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
Oct 28, 2009

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
Oct 26, 2009

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
Oct 20, 2009

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
Oct 12, 2009

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
Oct 06, 2009

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

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