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 changes will impact your business from next year.

Canada ELD Mandate

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2021 is a big year for the Canadian ELD market. This year is the first year of enforcement of ELD regulation in Canada. The Canada ELD (Electronic Logging Devices) Mandate went into effect June 12th, 2021 with a “progressive” enforcement period due to the unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the complexity of obtaining certification in Canada.

With this measurement, the ELD implementation delay has been put on hold until June 12th, 2022 to elevate education and awareness of the implementation of ELD.

We’ve posted an ultimate ELD guide and regulation changes this year. Read full articles and comprehend how ELD regulation works and which ELD service providers you should choose.


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Global warming is becoming a serious issue all over the world and there is no surprise that the fleet industry contributes to this situation. With this fact, efforts to boost sustainability in the transportation sector are increasing, as customers become more likely to weigh the environmental impacts of their purchases and government across the globe draw up more stringent regulations. In addition, the U.S administration had ordered federal agencies to develop tighter fuel efficiency, greenhouse gas, and oxides of nitrogen emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks in 2021.

More stringent regulations are expected to come next year in the world. Be prepared for any regulation impacting the fleet industry. It’s for sure that the truck industry will need to take the next leap in sustainability no later than 2030 because most countries set vehicle electrification targets by 2030. You can find the Vehicle electrification goals by country in the report from icct.

For emission regulations for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, read our blogs and be prepared for the changes:

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

Biden Proposed Tighter Truck Emission Regulations

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


Smart Technology

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Connectivity and data management are now set to unleash the next renovation in the history of farming: Smart Farming / Precision agriculture. It enables farmers to collect vast quantities of data and control different equipment or monitor individual animals. Now, farmers are starting to adopt digital technology and data-driven innovations. See how Smart Farming can solve agricultural operational problems.

Smart Technology – Transformation in the Agriculture industry


What do 2022 and the future in the fleet industry look like?

Canada ELD regulation will be fully compliant

All Canadian trucking companies (there are some exemptions from the Canadian ELD mandate) must prepare for the ELD mandate by June 12th, 2022. Violating the regulation could charge you a fine or receive formal warnings. Being compliant doesn’t sound only complicated, but is also beneficial for your fleet operation financially and productively. Leveraging ELD brings many benefits, like more efficient route management, vehicle diagnostics, and minimizing administrative difficulties. Find more ELD benefits on our ELD page.

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One in two vehicles sold is an electric vehicle

In the Executive Order by U.S. President Joe Biden, he 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 2021, we saw self-driving cars becoming more prevalent as well as carpooling services becoming increasingly popular with people who have car ownership but do not drive often enough to warrant owning a car themselves. Also, 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.

Not next year, but 2030 would be a milestone in the history of an electric vehicle.

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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 big demand for optimization through smart technology under the pressure of climate change, fluctuating commodity prices, rising interest rates, growing population, and labor issues.

Telematics and GPS provide agricultural workers & managers with transparent data on fields, crops, and their processing. Having specific information and insight on hand users can effectively plan and improve agribusiness processes as well as driver further efficiencies.

Let’s explore how Smart Technology can transform agricultural operations.

How Smart Technology Can Help Improve Precision Farming

Leveraging telematics and GPS can help to increase efficiency. The followings are major areas that can drive cost savings and increase productivity for the business:


  1. Increase Productivity

Managing farm vehicles & equipment can be cumbersome, and it is difficult to get an immediate and real-time snap shop of your fleet. Smart Technology solves this problem by providing simple and easy-to-use tools for more effective management.

GPS tracking & fleet management software provide real-time insights into the whereabouts and activities of your vehicles. It easily identifies what is in use or not, as well as a history of previous activity. This helps further by enabling you to assign the appropriate asset to the right crop and ensure you maximize that asset’s utilization.


  1. Protect Valuable Assets

Not knowing the whereabouts of your vehicles has its own inherent opportunity costs, but could also mean a lost or missing asset, which comes at a much bigger cost to the company (as well as additional downtime).

GPS Tracking/Telematics assures that you have your finger on the pulse. You can easily identify unauthorized use as well as receive real-time notifications which are fully configurable. You can take immediate action and prevent unexpected losses.


  1. Managing Crop Rotation

Geofencing provides an invaluable tool for cultivation, fertilization, and harvesting (a Geofence is a virtual boundary that you can draw around key areas/fields). This will provide accurate data on the integration of your equipment with these fields or areas.

By assigning fields within the telematics software, you can manage and assign work scheduled on these fields. Easily identify when certain work has begun, what percentage has been completed or missed, even at what speed was each pass completed.

In addition, geofencing can be used for fencing off regions that need to be left alone for cultivation. Isolating land can help farmers notify unwelcoming invaders, such as animals to prevent accidents or injury to humans and livestock.

This will also provide a historic view of interactions and previous cultivations completed within your various fields.



  1. Improved Routes

Using inefficient routes means increased costs, and GPS tracking helps eliminate the guesswork when it comes to navigation. Optimization of a route means decreased fuel consumption, reduce wear & tear, and reduces labor costs.


  1. Dashboard & Reports

Gain insight by leveraging dashboards and reports regarding cultivated fields, overlaps and omissions, fuel consumption, mileage, speed, and other key parameters. Users can gain valuable time by easily reviewing daily detailed information on completed works, and leverage this within accounting as well. Reports allow you to not only control all types of work but also assess their quality and improve the agricultural processes of your enterprise.

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Future outlook of the agriculture industry with Smart Technology

According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report, farmers will have to produce 70% more food by 2050 to meet the needs of the world’s expected population of 9 Billion. With growing demand, technology will certainly play a huge role in meeting these needs.

Thanks to today’s technologies, farmers can produce even greater output without unnecessary effort.

By integrating telematics with a fleet management system, you can better control fieldwork based on telematics data. Astreon provides an Agriculture GPS solution that delivers transparent data about crop rotations and field operations to your business. By empowering farmers with this key information, you can better plan and improve your agribusiness processes, as well as make better decisions with greater insight.

For more information about our Agricultural GPS Solution, please contact us today!

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