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FMCSA considering ELD rule revisions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration(FMCSA) has published a list of ELD mandate changes their goal is to improve the clarity of current regulations on the use of electronic logging devices (ELD’s) and address certain concerns about the technical specifications raised by industry stakeholders. FMCSA seeks industry comments on this public notice by November 15, [...]

September 2022 Monthly Update

Good day Astreon clients and partners. We trust everyone has had a great summer and are looking forward to jumping into a busy September. This month we have a lot of new features in our supported applications, along with a new service. You don’t want to miss this one!   Astreon New features and enhancements [...]

Make the transition to automated digital processes with our new app, Driveroo

Are you tired of looking through stacks of paper on your desk to find a work order?  Are you a Fleet Manager working to analyze data based on paper processes and fighting to find improvements in your business?  Are you fighting to get field workers to fill out accurate pre and post trip vehicles inspections? [...]

How to advance driver safety and coaching

There are over 3.5 million trucks on North American roads that cross international borders. According to the statistics from Nation’s trucking alliance, 90 percent of all consumer products and food are shipped by semi-truck throughout Canada, and approximately two-thirds come from the United States.   Trucking accidents in Canada The OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) statistics [...]

Leveraging Mobile Workforce Management Systems to Automate and Streamline Your Business Processes

The needs of modern field service operations have changed due to new technologies, changes in consumer expectations, and the economy. Companies with field operations are equipping their workforce with digital tools like intelligent devices, real-time monitoring, IoT, and artificial intelligence enabled tech to cope with these changes by improving operation efficiency & productivity. By integrating [...]

4 quick steps to prepare your fleet for dashcams

Transportation companies are now embracing advanced safety technology that was previously considered cost-prohibitive not providing a clear ROI that fleets require to make such an investment. Today’s landscape has changed drastically. Dashcams have become the norm for carriers to protect themselves against false claims and improve drivers’ safety + CVOR.  The industry is finding the [...]

4 Key FMCSA Changes fleets should know in 2022

Since the Electronic logging device (ELD) mandate officially went into effect, various rule updates, rule changes, notices and proposed changes have taken place (as the ELD mandate continues to evolve). These notices are published on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) website, which in turn is linked to the Federal Register website. There are [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Full ELD enforcement delayed until Jan 1, 2023

The June 2022 deadline for ELD compliance in Canada has been pushed back to January 1st, 2023. CCMTA (Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators) announced the full ELD enforcement extension on March 7, 2022. The ELD mandate enforcement was originally scheduled for June 12, 2021, however, the enforcement was delayed by a year due to [...]

Ways School Bus transit can benefit from GPS Tracking

Innovations in telematics and technology are continuously shaping the world for the better. There is nothing you cannot track and monitor from your mobile phone. Using GPS Tracking becomes a standard in private fleets. A school bus is one of the vehicles that benefit from the features of GPS Tracking. With school transportation, the protection [...]

Increase Productivity of your Mobile Workforce

Advanced technology has made it much easier to be a field worker. Mobile devices, mobile apps, SaaS, cloud-based solutions, and software integration have revolutionized how corporations manage their remote workforce to keep up with high demand. It is critical for managers to assist their field employees in performing their job more effectively, to track and [...]

January 2022 Monthly Update

Good day Astreon clients and partners! 2022 kicked off with a bang!  Let’s hope this year treats everyone well with renewed business success, good health, and general well-being! Last year, the Developers significantly extended the functionality of Astreon hosting and add-on apps. Our services improve every month with new releases, features, and enhancements. This year [...]

Apollo ELD is ranked in the TOP 3 for Electronic Logging Devices

One of the buzzwords in the commercial transport industry since last year is surely the ELD (Electronic Logging Device). It’s been in effect in the U.S. since 2017 and 2021 in Canada.  In Canada, ELD will be the topic of discussion frequently this year because the penalties for non-compliance will be enforced on June 12, [...]

Summary of 2021 – What has changed in fleets and what change will we expect in 2022?

This year has a log of changes in the world, especially regulations. In addition to Covid-19 regulations, there are many regulations we have to comply with. The term “changes” also applies to fleet and technology industries this year. In this article, we review critical changes that happened this year to those industries and how these [...]

Advantages of using Fleet GPS Tracking this winter

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November 2021 Monthly Update

Good day Astreon clients and partners! Can you believe it’s December 2nd?  Where did the year go?  Wow 2021 went fast.  We truly hope 2021 was a good year for you, better than 2020, and everyone is healthy and doing well! This month, we have added new functionality to the video module and add-on applications. [...]

Why do rental companies use GPS Tracking? Why is telematics beneficial to the rental equipment business?

When it comes to the profitability of the rental industry, it depends on efficiently renting out assets, keeping them in good condition, and managing the asset’s life cycle. To maximize profitability, a rental company needs to know when and whether their assets will be returned in what condition so that they can be checked in, [...]

The ultimate guide to the ELD Mandate and how to choose the best ELD

If you are based in North America and in the commercial transport industry, you’ve already heard about the ELD (Electronic Logging Device) mandate. It’s been in effect in the U.S. since 2017 and Canada in 2021. For Canada, penalty enforcement will be exempted until June 12, 2022.  This is to provide education and awareness to [...]

October 2021 Monthly Update

Good day, Astreon clients and partners! Q4 is here, our busiest time of year!  With the increased sales demand, we continue to work with our providers to bring important enhancements and updates.  Please read this month’s platform enhancements and check out some cool blog articles we’ve done this month. Astreon New Features and Enhancements Sensor [...]

Smart Technology – Transformation in the Agriculture industry

The agriculture and farming industry has embraced a major transformation with the new era of “Smart Technology” that is designed to help improve efficiency using telematics and GPS tracking technology. “Smart Technology” refers to operating farms by utilizing modern information and communication technologies to improve the quantity and quality of crops. Agriculture has seen a [...]

Repair & Maintenance Cost Quick Overview

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September 2021 Monthly Update

Good day, Astreon clients and partners!  Has September been a crazy busy month for you?  It’s not just us, right?  On top of being super busy here at Astreon, the Dev Team has been as busy as ever building great new feature enhancements to Wialon and add-on applications.  Read more to see what’s new this [...]

The complete guide to Dispatch Management Software

As the demand in the supply chain industry is increasing, the logistics and transportation industries rely more on technology to streamline the operation to prevent any shipping delays. The process is a lot more complicated than simply sending a delivery truck to pick up the package they’d like to deliver. There are many questions you [...]

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) [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

July 2021 Monthly Update

Good day Astreon clients and partners! The summer is racing by.  I hope you all get a chance to enjoy the summer before it’s gone!  This month we have a lot of new features and enhancements to discuss.  Let’s dive in! Astreon New Features and Enhancements Fuel Filing and Theft Tracks & Reports – when [...]

Utilizing Big Data to improve critical fleet decisions

When it comes to the word “Big Data”, you might think of the following words: data science, engineer, or machine learning. It might seem like big data has no impact on your business. Big Data is a game-changer for you to improve critical fleet decisions. Big Data is a common buzzword and bringing massive industrial [...]

June 2021 Monthly Update

Good day Astreon clients and partners! We at Astreon hope you are all keeping healthy, happy and safe and that business is going well for you this year.  On that note, can you believe 2021 is half over?  Thankfully, we’ve had some great warm weather this year to enjoy the outdoors. This month brings some [...]

Why you need to integrate Last Mile Delivery with your Fleet Management Software

E-commerce industry is booming as consumer buying behaviors have changed to largely online. Today, consumers expect cheap, free and fast delivery and this is becoming the standard in the e-commerce space. In order to meet consumer expectations and move past competitors, companies need to find a way to improve delivery efficiency but maintain their margins [...]

Why geofencing is crucial for fleet managers to save thousands of dollars

What is geofencing? Many industries use geofencing technology. For example, geofencing is often used for marketing to send a targeted email to customers who are near geofenced areas or ride-sharing services can alert passengers when there is a driver in their area. Geofencing is also useful in freight and logistics industries. Geofencing is a virtual [...]

Canada ELD Mandate Update: No ELD penalties until June 2022 – CCMTA

The Canada ELD (Electronic Logging Devices) Mandate will go into effect this week, June 12 but with a “progressive enforcement period. Jurisdictions confirmed that they would delay implementing penalties until next year, June 12, 2022 to elevate education and awareness of the implementation of ELD considering the unprecedented challenges caused by COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadian [...]

May 2021 Monthly Update

Good day Astreon clients and partners! Thank you very much for your continued support and loyalty to Astreon. We value your business and it’s our pleasure to provide you with much-needed services to help manage your mobile assets. 2021 is off to a fast-paced start. Can you believe June is already around the corner? Let’s [...]

Cargo theft in North America – 4.4 billion USD in economic losses

How GPS Tracking mitigates risk in the global supply chain. Since COVID-19 hit the world and has affected in-store shopping, many people are opting to use online shopping.  This can lead to supply chain disruption due to the higher demand. This demand is accelerating other risks, “cargo theft”. Cargo theft is a significant risk in [...]

Asset tracking systems are expected to be used by 114 million businesses globally in 2025

Asset tracking systems are expected to be used by 114 million businesses globally in 2025 – This has placed a huge demand on the logistics industry to prevent supply chain disruption. A new study from Juniper research has estimated that the numbers of business tracking assets in 2020 reached 90 million, and will exceed 114 [...]

April 2021 Monthly Update

Good day Astreon clients and partners! We are pleased to announce this month’s feature enhancements to Astreon, and add-on applications.  How are you enjoying the Astreon Service?  Did you know that our platform now has 2.7 million assets globally and grows about 100,000 every 1-2 months? There's something that people love about this platform, including [...]

How to improve customer service and safety in Limo & Taxi industries

Limousines or taxies are used for a variety of purposes that include personal & business commuting, weddings, VIP services, bachelor/bachelorette parties, corporate events, etc. What matters most to consumers when choosing a Taxi/Limo service? Service quality, safety, price, vehicle quality, and design. Your customers also expect you to offer professionalism, high-quality service, and comfort. This [...]

How GPS Tracking can improve construction operations

GPS Tracking can be used in various industries and they take advantage of features of GPS Tracking. It not only tracks objects but also maximizes the productivity and efficiency of your vehicles and assets. Today GPS tracking services become a key management tool for the construction industry. Why GPS Tracking for the construction industry? Your [...]

March 2021 Monthly Update

Good day Astreon clients and partners.  We hope you are all off to a great 2021 and enjoying some of this nice warm and sunny weather we’ve been enjoying!  March was a big month for Astreon Development in terms of features and enhancements. Please read this release notes article in full and contact us if [...]

Telematics can improve driver’s safety and retention during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Under uncertain circumstances due to COVID-19, strict restrictions have been imposed almost every month. This has huge impact on the transportation industry, especially long-haul drivers. Even though truck drivers are exempted from COVID-19 restrictions, they experience job stress from many sources. In addition, it is obvious that these COVID-19 restrictions accelerated their stress level too. [...]

February 2021 Monthly Update

Good day Astreon clients and partners. Gurtam has launched the WIalon help center: a comprehensive information system designed to help you find answers to any questions about using Wialon products. Detailed information about this is provided at the end of this article. This month, we introduce details on all new features released this month. As [...]

5 ways to reduce fleet operational costs

Most Fleet Managers face difficulties reducing vehicle and equipment-based expenses, especially operational costs. Operating costs increase if you don’t know which factors cause the surge. In 2019, the Avg. of marginal costs per mile incurred by motor carriers dropped 9.3% to $1.65 as the below table shows from ATRI; Source: trucknews.com The following image shows [...]

January 2021 Monthly Update

Good day Astreon clients and partners. Wishing you a Happy New Year and ongoing success in 2021. Welcome to 2021 Astreon Resellers!  Despite all the challenges that 2020 brought to our mutual doorsteps, we had an amazing 2020 in terms of growth, subscribers, and the huge runaway success of 2020, DashCams!  We look forward to [...]

December Monthly Update

Good day Astreon clients and partners. Did you ever think we would be this close to the holiday season? It is hard to believe that this year is coming to end soon! 2020 was a trying year, there were many obstacles and the ongoing COVID pandemic has not made it easy. Despite the ups and [...]

A.I. Connected Dashcams are here to stay

Artificial Intelligence has vastly matured in the past few years. In today’s competitive market, A.I. chipsets are coming down in cost while increasing in performance and reliability.  What does this mean to you the fleet consumer? More reliable and accurate devices at a lower cost of ownership. Despite COVID-19, A.I. Dashcam deployments are up 237% [...]

November Monthly Update

Good day Astreon Clients and partners! We are pleased to share with you our November Newsletter which covers new features and enhancements to Astreon. Please read through these important updates and let us know if you have any questions. Astreon New Features and Enhancements Odometer and Engine Hours Improvements We’ve improved how we calculate engine [...]

5 Easy Steps to prepare you for the Canadian ELD Mandate

If you are Canadian logistics company, you might be aware that the Canadian ELD (Electronic Logging Device) mandate will come into effect on June 12, 2021. Some might think it’s too early to start preparing the Canadian ELD mandate now. This article will help you understand why you need to start today. In this blog, [...]

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