As part of the 17th edition of SOLUTRANS, a major survey entitled “Commercial vehicle professionals: what challenges in 2023?” was conducted by Comexposium and the FFC.

Over the past two years, the road transport sector has faced major upheavals and is leading its green energy transition. SOLUTRANS, as the global hub for heavy and light commercial vehicles, and the international event for innovation in responsible transport, decided to survey its community and gain better insight into its challenges and expectations.


In March, via an online questionnaire, a sample of 400 commercial vehicle professionals offered their views and opinions on the following themes: their confidence in the future, their challenges in 2023, current and future powertrains, training, LEZs and solutions.

Most of the respondents in the sample are carriers, followed by shippers. These two headings, the core target of the show, make up 58% of the panel. Next come services for professionals, repair shops, bodywork and parts suppliers, and finally vehicle distributors.

In terms of job title, 33% of respondents are tradesmen or owner-directors, followed by 14% managing or finance directors, then nearly 12% sales directors. 43% of them work in small companies with fewer than 10 employees. The vast majority of respondents – 70% - possess a vehicle fleet.