Truck industry embracing change due to the emission regulations and high demand for electric trucks

The truck industry will be embracing change due to the emission regulations by the government. Demand for EV’s in the transportation sector is also rising due to the high cost of fuel and sustainability initiatives by private organizations.

See the full article about tighter truck emission regulations

What is EV (Electric Vehicle)

EV (Electric Vehicle) is a vehicle that is powered by a pack of rechargeable batteries instead of fossil fuels like current-generation vehicles use. The vehicle needs to be plugged into a wall outlet or high voltage charging station to recharge its batteries. As EV’s don’t use combustion or fossil fuels that burn, the vehicle emits no airborne pollutants. This will be a huge contributor to reducing greenhouse gas, air pollutions and other environmental impacts caused by emissions from automobiles.


Electric Truck Market Statistics 2021-2027

EV is in demand. Let’s see the EV Truck Market.

The global electric truck market size was valued at $422.5 million in 2019 and is expected to reach $1.893 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 25.8% from 2020 to 2027 according to statistics from Allied Market Research.


Electricity Demand

EV demand by mode

According to the Global EV outlook 2020 from IEA, in 2030, in the Stated Policies Scenario, global electricity from electric vehicles (including two/three-wheelers) reaches 550 TWh, or about a six-fold increase from 2019 levels.

The share of demand due to electric vehicles in total electricity consumption at a national/regional level grows to as high as 4% in Europe. In the Sustainable Development Scenario, with demand rising nearly eleven-fold from 2019 to almost 1 000 TWh, the share of total demand ranges from 2% in Japan to 6% in Europe.

EV demand by country


Rising demand for electric trucks

With emission regulations and stringent emission norms adopted by people, the demand for electric vehicles is rising across the world. Major auto manufacturers like Tesla, Volvo, Ford, and Mercedes-Benz manufacture EVs to meet the demand from consumers, contributing to a dramatic reduction in CO2 emissions. As an example, Volvo is committed to producing purely EV’s by 2030.

“I would be surprised if we wouldn’t deliver only electric cars from 2030.”

CEO Hakan Samuelsson recently told the Financial Times Futures, as reported by Automotive News.

Tesla EV Truck       Volvo EV Truck       Mercedes-Benz EV Truck


Advantage of owning an EV

Owning an EV has many benefits.

Save your money

Because EV’s runs on electricity instead of fossil fuels, it is much more affordable to drive. The average Canadian driver, traveling 20,000 km per year, can save as much as $2,000 per year on fuel alone.

In addition, EV’s don’t require oil changes, mufflers, or exhaust systems which saves a lot per year on maintenance.

Environmentally Friendly

Conventional vehicles burn fossil fuels which produce hazardous chemicals and greenhouse gas emissions. These pollutants contribute to air pollution and climate change.

In contrast, an EV uses an electric motor, so it doesn’t produce any tailpipe emissions.


Our Blog last week discussed US truck emission regulations. Governments across the world are putting pressure on vehicle manufactures and the truck industry to reduce carbon emissions caused by diesel fuel to tackle greenhouse gas emissions.

As a result of this, and greater adoption of EV’s in consumers, it is expected that half of the passenger cars and light trucks sold by 2030 will be zero-emission vehicles in North America.


EV Fleet Management Software

Using Fleet Management Software helps businesses save money, while increasing profitability, efficiency and safety. It helps you optimize routes, monitor fuel, vehicle health and diagnostics, such as engine status, fuel consumption, and mileage. See the real-time location of your fleet and notification alerts for things like idle & dwell time, excessive speeding and reckless driving.

Apart from fuel management, these same benefits apply to EV’s. EV Fleet Management Software enables your EVs to optimize charging and always keep them ready to go. The following are major features EV Fleet Management Software has.

Battery kW Usage by Trip

Just like fuel consumption by the trip, EV’s use a metric of Wh per Kilometer or Mile, giving us the ability to calculate EV efficiency by vehicle, by the trip, and over time.  This efficiency report provides insight into battery consumption while driving, evaluating the energy efficiency of each EV in your fleet, including factors like driving behavior by a driver, which can massively affect overall efficiency.

EV charging report

A charging history of your EVs provides you when and where vehicles are charging, the length of charging time, kW h charged, and location. This report gives you deeper insight into each EV to monitor their charging history and what current level of the charge they have.

Real-time charging status

It enables you to track and monitor your EVs’ charging status in real-time and get alerted whenever the battery reaches a critical level and needs to be charged.

Route planning

It provides not only optimized routes for your EV fleet, but also nearby charging stations while ensuring that dispatched EVs have enough battery to complete the task.

Battery health

You can monitor your vehicles’ battery capacity and health in real-time. Analyzing battery health based on weather, usage, and charging habits can help you optimize your vehicles’ performance.


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By 2030 you’ll start to see this industry change come into effect. Prepared your fleet and optimize your EVs with our Fleet Management Software.

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Biden Proposed Tighter Truck Emission Regulations

The Biden administration has ordered federal agencies to develop tighter fuel efficiency, greenhouse gas, and oxides of nitrogen emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks last week.

The fuel economy and emissions requirements proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation would strengthen regulations eased by the Trump administration, trying to get back to a stricter path planned by former President Barack Obama in 2012.


“Today, I am following through with a campaign commitment to reverse the previous administration’s short-sighted rollback of vehicle emissions and efficiency standards.”


President Joe Biden said at a White House event to announce the new standards.

At the beginning of August, President Biden issued an Executive Order that aimed at promoting the sales of zero-emission vehicles and calling on EPA and the Department of Transportation to consider setting new emissions and fuel efficiency standards.

In the Executive Order, Biden states that “America must lead the world on clean and efficient cars and trucks. That means bolstering our domestic market by setting a goal that 50 percent of all new passenger cars and light trucks sold in 2030 be zero-emission vehicles, including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electric, or fuel cell electric vehicles.”.

In addition, President Biden also calls for EPA and DOT to issue final rules by July 2024 addressing;

  • Multi-pollutant emission standards including greenhouse gas emissions, for light- and medium-duty vehicles
  • Fuel economy standards for passenger cars and light-duty trucks
  • Fuel efficiency standards for heavy-duty pickup trucks and vans
  • Greenhouse gas emissions standards for heavy-duty engines and vehicles
  • Fuel efficiency standards for medium-and heavy-duty engines and vehicles


What about Canada?

The Government of Canada has mandated and revised stringent regulations which mostly mirror the U.S. regulations;

  • On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations – Tier 2 – 2004-2016 model years
  • Passenger Car and Light Duty Truck GHG Emission Regulations – 2011–2016 model years
  • Heavy-Duty Vehicle & Engine GHG Emission Regulations – 2014–2018 model years
  • Passenger Car and Light Duty Truck GHG Emission Regulations – 2017–2025 model years
  • On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations – Tier 3 – 2017-2025 model years
  • Heavy-Duty Vehicle & Engine GHG Emission Regulations – 2019–2027 model years (in development)

Source: Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association

How your company can adjust to this change

Adopting the new regulations is challenging and now it’s still uncertain how these regulations impact truck industries. However, it’s for sure that the truck industry will need to take the next leap in sustainability no later than 2030.


What you can prepare and how Astreon can help


Analyzing and improving driving behavior, such as acceleration, braking, speeding, and reckless driving can save fuel usage. Observing speed limits and driving patterns will help you educate your drivers and improve their skills is a contributing factor in driving cost savings for your fleet. The US Department of Energy reports that after a driver reaches 50mph, as mileage starts to decrease, each 5mph you drive over 50mph can cost you an additional $0.15 per gallon for gasoline.

Our Fleet Management Software provides impactful and relevant data of all activities such as driving behavior, fuel costs, mileage, idling time, the total cost per travel, etc…

Using our Fleet Management Software results in fleet-wide average savings of 15% or more on fuel costs and an increase of 30% or more on overall fleet efficiency.


Real-time performance reports of your equipment and machinery can help improve energy efficiency. Our Fleet Management Software provides better visibility into equipment energy efficiency to help improve the performance and reliability of equipment and machinery.



Air pollution is becoming a major issue in many of the world’s large cities and heavy-duty vehicles are a massive contributor.

Our Fleet management system enables you to provide drivers with the most optimal route for your fleet each day, which also considers real-time traffic conditions. These enhancements drastically reduce travel time, engine idling and the release of harmful pollutants into the air.

eco driving

Zero Emissions

GPS fleet tracking technology also can contribute to improvements in CO2 monitoring. You can track exactly which vehicle and how much a vehicle is contributing to poor air quality by the data from GPS fleet telematics. Using this data and reports from Fleet Management Software, you can get the complete picture of vehicle utilization, carbon emissions and fuel consumption.

fuel management


Our commitment to sustainability

Sustainability is a core value of Astreon and our technology helps our customers, society, and employees improve their environmental impact as we all walk together towards the same goal – zero emissions, reduce pollutants, and fuel & energy efficiencies. Check our Sustainability page to see how we approach these environmental impacts.

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August 2021 Monthly Update

Good day, Astreon clients and partners!

We hope you are all doing well and enjoying this hot summer weather!  Internally, Gurtam development efforts have been focusing on changes to our add-on applications for Astreon VAR partners.

This month, we’ve made small changes and nice-to-have features in our applications, with a large feature enhancement to Nimbus.

We improved the Logistics app design and the notification settings. In Hecterra, we added the turning time setting and enhanced the warning system in Fleetrun. Continue reading to see all the enhancements!

Full NimBus Updates page

In July, a major product update has been done. We encourage you to use the new features if you have not done them yet because these new functionalities will help you save time and costs.


What’s New: New Logic & Auto-assignment

Transit+ uses new logic which continuously calculates ETA’s and early/late arrival times, including which vehicle in on a particular route.  It is no longer necessary to manually assign vehicles to routes, the system detects this automatically and makes the assignment from there.

The new method

Automatic assignment of a unit to a route happens when a vehicle enters the route’s first stop geofence.

The new functionality works as described below.

1) Units are assigned to a ride, and the Automatic assignment of the units check box is activated.

nimbus units check box

2) The rides for these routes will be created upon the ride activation time or entering the stop geofence. In addition, we have also added a new type of ride activation – upon entering a geofence.

3) When creating a ride, the system will assign the unit to the ride from the list of bound units. If there are several active rides, the unit will be assigned to the next ride automatically.

The new automatic assignment option allows you to avoid manual assignment of units when a fixed set of units is bound to a route.

Circular routes

A circular route is a route in which the first stop coincides with the last one but has a different visiting time specified in the schedule.

A route can now be looped in two ways:

a) when creating a route using the Circular route option;

nimbus circular route option

b) when editing a route using the Loop option.

nimbus loop option

The route can also be looped using the map.

nimbus loop map

This functionality enables you to use looped routes and use the first stop as the last stop specifying individual visit time in the schedule. Thanks to this, it determines whether the unit is ending the previous ride or simply is approaching the first stop using a different road.

Please note that for reports, the time of visiting such a stop will be recorded twice: at the beginning and the end of the ride.

Additionally, when a unit arrives at the first stop and crosses other stops on the route, the system will not record these visits as a valid stop.

Relative schedules

Another change significantly expands the scope of Transit+ implementation, as it allows tracking public transport rides without schedules, which in its turn means effective monitoring of:

  • rides that are not bound to a specific schedule;
  • transport that departs when there is a sufficient number of passengers;
  • public transport in regions where scheduled rides are not possible for various reasons.

The new feature allows the creation of rides upon visiting the first stop of the route just like when units are automatically assigned to a ride, but only without a specific schedule. You can create relative schedules or change the type of schedules you already have.

nimbus Relative schedules

Please note: relative schedules only work with the automatic unit assignment.

With a relative schedule, a one-time schedule is created where the stops visit time is detected from the start of a ride. A one-time schedule is displayed each time a ride time is displayed. The ride events’ data is also generated according to a one-time schedule: hurry, delay, no-show, etc.


Turning time setting

When Agri+ calculates mileage and fuel consumption, the turning time value defaulted to 2 minutes. However, this 2-minute default doesn’t apply to all businesses. For example, turning time could take longer when machinery is too bulky or terrain is too rough. Some users want to reduce the 2-minute period when a tractor works on two fields and moves between them.

To make mileage and fuel consumption data more accurate, we updated the turning time setting and now users can customize the turning time value in the Search settings section of the Resource tab.

hecterra Turning time setting

Turning time in the Search settings

The default value is 2 minutes, but the user can select from 1 to 5 minutes in the drop-down list in the settings.



Warning about changes in mileage

In Maintenance+, the values of mileage and engine hours used in the charts are synchronized with the vehicle in LVM Track.

If you update the data in LVM Track, there may be a discrepancy in the cost per 1-kilometer parameter in the charts and in these sections. To avoid the possible error caused by this discrepancy, we have added warnings that will appear when the values of mileage or engine hours were changed in LVM Track.

If you decrease the values of mileage and engine hours in the selected period, you will see a warning icon with a tooltip.

fleetrunhecterra Turning time setting

Warning about changes in mileage


Client notification method configuration

We have moved the Notification method option from the Import orders section to the Order parameters section on the General settings tab for all orders you import and create.

logistics Client notification method

Notification method setting in Order parameters

The notification methods have now been relocated to a separate section, where you can configure notification defaults for all orders.

We also added the Show button to notification cards of all types, except for notifications when a route is deleted. After clicking on the button, the order or route is centered and highlighted in the table.

logistics notification card

The Show button in notification cards

Login page redesign

We have completely changed the login page design and updated the application logo in the navigation bar. Now the page has a different background, the Dispatch+ icon, and a new simple design.

logistics login redesign

Login page


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The Fleet Management Software Market is projected to reach USD 50.09 billion by 2027 – Market size & share, by solutions

The Fleet Management Software Market is expected to rise with an outstanding CAGR and reach the highest revenue by 2027 according to the report from Fortune business insights.

The report forecasts that “ The global fleet management software market size stood at USD 14.59 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 50.09 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 16.8% during the forecast period”


The research report is analyzed based on the fleet management software market share, fleet types, applications, solutions, by industry and by region.

This upward trend is driven by the implementation of regulatory measurements, integration of artificial intelligence, and high demand for connected cars.

For more details about the report, get a sample copy of the report at –


This infographic summarizes all information from the report and features of Fleet Management Software.

Fleet Management Software Market infographic

By region

The global market scope is classified across five regions, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.

According to the research, North America is the biggest market globally gaining USD 5 billion in 2019. Especially, Canada is likely to gain rapid growth in the forecast period in terms of rising adoption of telematics in the trucking industry.


By solution

According to the study, industries are most likely to seek the solutions of the supply chain management followed by fleet maintenance, such as the last time checkup date, mileage, or engine alerts. For logistics solutions, fleet management software provides real-time insights along with historical data to keep your fleets efficient. It helps optimize routes, avoid more expensive routes and make better dispatching decisions. For maintenance solutions, fleet management software can alert drivers, fleet managers, maintenance teams and owners when vehicles need maintenance automatically based on data such as the last time checkup data, mileage, or engine alerts.

Performance management is the third-highest demanded solution. The demand for the performance management solution is rising due to the policies and compliance of environmental and safety regulations and is expected to grow rapidly for the forecast period.


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Astreon offers the most Comprehensive & Advanced Fleet Management platform available for your Vehicles, Trailers, Machinery, and Equipment, with over 2.9 million+ tracked assets globally. Our software is easy to use, fully customizable, and advanced. With our Fleet Management platform, you see all your assets on one screen in a simple to operate, powerful application. Our in-house development team is always developing leading-edge technology to allow us to exceed our clients’ expectations.

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How you can save money during the oil and diesel price surge

on-highway diesel fuel prices

According to the graph from EIA, National on-highway diesel prices went up to $3.33 per gallon by end of June as crude oil prices hit their highest level in more than 6 years.

North American benchmark oil prices have risen from under $50US a barrel at the beginning of the year, to over $70 US a barrel recently. The price surge is expected to reach about $100 a barrel by next year.

This rise in fuel and oil prices drastically influences operational costs and impacts profitability for carriers and delivery companies as fuel represents a primary expense.

According to the infographic from TRUCKERS REPORT, fuel cost accounts for 39% of total operating costs. A commercial truck can easily consume more than $70,000 of diesel fuel per year. As the price of fuel continues to rise, your fuel costs will be expanding more than ever. That’s why it is important to discuss actionable plans to tackle this price surge trend.

How to combat the effects of rising fuel costs

In order to combat the impact of rising fuel costs, it is critical to have insightful data about your fleet operations to analyze and drive effective improvements in your business. To get this insightful data, you need a robust GPS Tracking solution in your fleet to better understand how much gasoline or diesel is consumed by your fleet each month and year. A GPS Fleet Management system is also important to help analyze data and receive powerful automated reports to identify where you can drive additional efficiencies and savings.


The following areas can be analyzed and improved using Fleet Management and Tracking Software;


Speeding & Driving Behaviour

Select and monitor parameters to analyze driving behavior, such as acceleration, braking, speeding, reckless driving, and acceleration while cornering. Observing speed limits and driving patterns to help you educate drivers and improve drivers’ skills is a major contributing factor in driving cost savings for your fleet. In fact, the US Department of Energy reports that after a driver reaches 50mph, as mileage starts to decrease, each 5mph you drive over 50mph can cost you an additional $0.15 per gallon for gasoline.


Idling time

Idling is another major contributor to fuel consumption and is often difficult to identify, reduce and/or prevent. According to a report from the US Department of Energy, idling can use 1/4 to 1/2 gallon of fuel per hour.

With GPS fleet management software, you can accurately identify preventable idling events and reduce and/or eliminate their occurrence. This will additionally provide useful reports such as how long your fleet was idling, how each vehicle compares to the rest, and how has idling changed over the last few months or year (to gauge trends, gauge improvements, etc.). This information can be used for additional coaching and overall driver improvement across your fleet.


Route optimization & Dispatching

Route optimization & Dispatching

Optimized routes improve mileage and fleet productivity. Efficient routes can also help a driver congested areas and minimize time loss. Fleet management systems enable you to give drivers the most optimal route for your fleet and drivers each day. These enhancements drastically reduce travel time, allowing your drivers to take extra jobs and increase revenue. By leveraging advanced fleet management and dispatching features you can optimize routes, avoid more expensive routes, and make better dispatching decisions.



Vehicle Maintenance

Receiving regular maintenance checks is important and contributes to keeping fuel costs down over time. Keeping an engine tuned up can improve gas mileage by an average of 4% according to a report from the US Department of Energy.

Fleet management software can alert drivers, fleet managers, maintenance teams, and owners when vehicles need maintenance automatically based on data such as the last time checkup date, mileage, or engine alerts.


Tire inflation

Tire inflation

Proper tire inflation can affect gas mileage consumption. According to a report from the US Department of Energy, you can improve your gas mileage by 0.6% on average, and up to 3% in some cases by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure level.

Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by about 0.2% for every 1 psi drop in the average pressure of all tires.

By leveraging Bluetooth-enabled GPS Trackers you can monitor tire pressure, check inflation pressures to minimize tire wear, minimize fuel consumption, and take action before a problem arises.

Prepare for oil and diesel price surge

Astreon offers the most Comprehensive & Advanced Fleet Management platform available for your Vehicles, Trailers, Machinery, and Equipment, with over 2.9 million+ tracked assets globally. Our software is easy to use, fully customizable and provides advanced industry-leading features. With our Fleet Management platform, you can visualize all of your fleet assets on one screen in a simple to operate, powerful application. Fuel Control with Astreon is the complete solution for optimizing fuel expenditure and ultimately saving your company time and money.

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