2022 Truck Trends

2021-2022 are transformative years for the truck industry and have been keeping people in the truck industry busy. This transformation affects operations, expenses, and administration. With ELD compliance, Electrification to ease climate change, driver shortages, rising fuel costs, and trucker convoys for COVID-19 restrictions, it’s been a busy couple of years.

This article digs a bit deeper into ELD mandates and tighter truck emission regulations in Canada and the USA, and how this affects the transportation industry.

ELD Compliance

ELD(Electronic Logging Devices) mandate went into effect in December 2017 in the USA and will be fully mandated in January 2023 in Canada(Find the Canadian ELD mandate schedule).

Electronic logging devices (ELD) are used to electronically keep a driver’s Record of Duty Status (RODS) and all drivers are required to use an ELD to document their compliance with HOS rules.

In Canada, the full ELD mandate will go into effect on January 2023 and this deadline extension will ensure that carriers can have sufficient time to purchase, install ELDs and educate drivers to comply with the ELD mandate rules. However, the reality is you need to get started preparing as soon as possible. Here is why you should start preparing today for the ELD mandate:  https://www.astreon.com/full-eld-enforcement-delayed/



The electrification of heavy commercial vehicles is making a splash right now. According to Natural Resources Canada, “Transportation accounts for approximately 25% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions(GHG), of which almost half comes from passenger cars and light trucks.”.

The electrification movement is accelerating in North America.

“Roughly half of all U.S. and Canadian Class 8 tractors engaged in regional-haul applications could switch to battery-electric technology today with minimal or no impact on operations, productivity, or efficiency, according to a new report.” – HDT

For more information about the reaction from countries and how we can help customers reduce their environmental impact and comply with emission regulations: https://www.astreon.com/a-greener-solution/


Driver Shortages

As the demand in the supply chain industry is increasing, North America is facing a serious shortage of truck drivers. According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), the shortage of truck drivers was 60,800 and is estimated to reach 160,000 by 2028 in U.S. Whereas, Canada is expected to be short 25,000 truck drivers by 2023 according to a study from Trucking HR Canada.

truck driver shortage


The stressful environment caused by COVID-19 is further accelerating the shortage of truck drivers and exacerbating disruptions in the supply chain.

Find out how to ease driver shortages with telematics:  https://www.astreon.com/telematics-can-improve-drivers-safety-and-retention-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

Sky High Fuel Costs

Rising fuel costs are pressuring trucking companies. Many companies are struggling with minimizing the impact of fuel costs to their clients, but there is a limit.

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 into your business. To get this insightful data, you need a leading 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.

For detailed tips to combat the effects of rising fuel costs, read this article.


Astreon Can Help

Astreon offers the most Comprehensive & Advanced Fleet Management platform available for your Vehicles, Trailers, Machinery, and Equipment, with over 3.3 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 Management with Astreon is the complete solution for optimizing fuel expenditure and ultimately saving your company time and money. For more information about our fuel control, click here.

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How technology innovation impacts climate action – A Greener Solution

The first Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report on climate mitigation was released early this month and it addressed a critical warning to the world. According to the report, greenhouse gases must peak before 2025 at the latest to prevent a potential 3.2 °C rise by the end of the century.

The report also warns that “considerable fossil fuel infrastructure” will need to be abandoned to sufficiently reduce emissions, including coal assets by 2030 and oil and gas by around 2050. Countries with plans to invest in new fossil fuel infrastructure are engaging in “moral and economic madness,” U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said.

Without immediate action, it is expected that our planet is headed toward the warming of 3.2°C in less than 100 years and some experts say that would be catastrophic for the planet.


Countries react to greenhouse gas emissions

The United Nations called on governments to act immediately. In response to this report, some countries released a statement regarding greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.  “It is time to stop burning our planet and start investing in the abundant renewable energy all around us.” – US Secretary-General.



Biden’s administration sets 2030 Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction that ensures the U.S. achieves a 100% clean energy economy and reaches net-zero emissions no later than 2050.

“It is time to stop burning our planet and start investing in the abundant renewable energy all around us.” – US Secretary-General.



Canada’s federal government will invest $780.9 million into medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) over the next five years.

Over the next four years, $547.5 million will be invested in a new Transport Canada purchase incentive program for medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs.

Canada aims for zero-emission vehicles to account for 35% of new medium- and heavy-duty equipment sales by 2030.


How Astreon helps customers reduce their environmental impact and comply with emission regulations

Sustainable Fleet Management to lower environmental impact

Sustainability is a core value of Astreon, and our technology helps our customers, the community, and team members improve their environmental impact as we work together towards the same goal – zero emissions, reduced pollutants, and increased energy efficiencies.

Our sustainable fleet management approaches to

  • Reduce Fuel Cost

With Astreon you can analyze and improve driving behavior, such as acceleration, braking, speeding, and reckless driving saving on fuel consumption. Monitoring speed limits and driving patterns to help you educate drivers and improve their driving skills is also a major contributing factor.

This results in fleet-wide average savings of at least 15% on fuel costs and an increase of 30% or more on overall fleet efficiency.


  • Improve energy efficiency

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


  • Reduce Environmental Pollutants

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

Astreon can provide optimized routing for your fleet. Your drivers benefit from real-time traffic avoidance with our routing tools. These enhancements drastically reduce travel time, engine idling, and the release of harmful pollutants into the air.


  • Eliminate Carbon 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 via collected data.

With this data and reports from Astreon, you can gain insight on vehicle utilization, carbon emissions and fuel consumption.


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