A good mandate

Federal rules often add cost without real benefit, but this is the exception

Mention “government mandate” to fleet executives and you can almost see the dollar signs popping up in their eyes.  Sometimes, though, you need to look beyond the immediate cost to see the ultimate benefit to both individual fleets and the industry as a whole.  A case in point is recent activity on forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking systems.

Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it will cons

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