Modern Australian

Top 5 Things Tradies Seriously Like

  • Written by Emma Brophy


ServiceSeeking.com.au surveyed over 800 customers and businesses to find the top tradie picks for 2018, so here is a list of the 5 things that make a tradies' day run smoothly.

 

  1. Toyota Hilux for transport

To start off the work day in good stead a tradie needs a powerful chariot to deliver his materials to the work site. The Toyota Hilux was voted the favourite ute for the job by a landslide at 39%. According to Car Advice the Toyota Hilux has consistently had the highest commercial ute sales for the past 17 years. Coming in at second place is the Ford Ranger, which Gen Z voted as their favourite ute at 33%.

 

2. ServiceSeeking for leads

In the era of the internet tradies have moved online to expand their business and generate more customers. ServiceSeeking.com.au was voted the favourite app for operating a business and completing jobs at 49%. The app makes connecting with customers and quoting easier and more accessible, and allows customers to review tradies for their quality work.

 

3. Google Maps for directions

As part of the job description, tradies work on a different location from month to month and sometimes every week. Google maps has made it far easier to navigate to different work sites and avoid the stereoptype that tradies are never on time. That is why Google Maps was voted the second favourite app for tradies at 46%.

 

4. Labrador for companionship

At 21.5% Labradors are by far a tradies best friend. Labradors are intelligent, reliable and the perfect dog for raising morale and guarding the tools on the work site.

 

5. A Footlong Subway Sandwich to sate hunger

After a long and physically strenuous work day the footlong subway sandwich is the most popular meal to refuel as voted by 21.4% of tradies. At $7 a foot these sandwiches offer a healthy alternative to the stereotypical meat pie and OAK choccy milk. And breaking more stereotypes, tradies voted sushi as a close second for their favourite lunch at 19%.

 

So for the tradies out there, start 2018 out with a bang and treat yourself to a few favourites to make the work day run smoothly.

 

The data is from a survey of more than 800 users of ServiceSeeking.com.au in December 2017, an online services marketplace connecting customers with over 150,000 local businesses. For the full data set click here.

The Conversation

NEWS

Digital platforms. Why the ACCC's proposals for Google and Facebook matter big time

The Competition and Consumer Commission is worried about the ability of the platforms we use to determine the news we read.ShutterstockThe Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released the preliminary...

As Indigenous incarceration rates keep rising, justice reinvestment offers a solution

The over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians is one of our nation’s most significant human rights concerns.Data released last week show the number of people imprisoned in Australia...

How physical activity in Australian schools can help prevent depression in young people

Many young people don't recover from depression, and exercise can help prevent it from developing in the first place.www.shutterstock.comAdolescence is a critical time for the development of mental health problems...

Cities can grow without wrecking reefs and oceans. Here's how

Cairns has lots of hard grey infrastructure but much less green infrastructure that would reduce the impacts of the city's growth.Karine Dupré, Author provided“What happens if the water temperature rises...

Recovered Aboriginal songs offer clues to 19th century mystery of the shipwrecked 'white woman'

An image of the landscape around Bairnsdale in the late-18th century. D. R Long (Daniel Rutter), between 1856 and 1883. State Library of VictoriaIn 1846 Melbourne was gripped by a...

Australia is still listening to Voyager 2 as NASA confirms the probe is now in interstellar space

Both Voyagers are now in interstellar space.NASANASA has confirmed that Voyager 2 has joined its twin to become only the second spacecraft to enter interstellar space – where the Sun’s...

did more people buy their seventh home than bought their first home last year?

Last year, more people bought their seventh home than those buying their first.– Queensland Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni, media statement, November 22, 2018Housing affordability remains...

How low will Bitcoin now go? The history of price bubbles provides some clues

The Bitcoin bubble is perhaps the most extreme speculative bubble since the late 19th century.ShutterstockNearly 170 years before the invention of Bitcoin, the journalist Charles Mackay noted the way whole...

Going travelling? Don't forget insurance (and to read the fine print)

If you don't have a motorbike license back home, your insurance might not cover you if you have an accident abroad. Eirik SkarsteinOver the past year, Australians took almost...

Where do dreams come from?

Scientists have a few ideas about where dreams come from -- but nobody knows for sure. Flickr/Patrick, CC BY-SAThis is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The...

Grey nomad lifestyle provides a model for living remotely

Grey nomads are champions of a radical type of portable urbanism as they travel to far-flung places like Lake Ballard in Western Australia.Image courtesy of Tourism Western Australia, Author providedEvery...

should I lie to my children about Santa?

If they ask, tell them the truth.www.shutterstock.comAh yes, December. Christmas trees and decorations are popping up in shop windows, the weather is warming up, and the school holiday period looms...

Popular articles from Modern Australian

How to Dress Your Baby BumpSurviving Moving House: The Ultimate ChecklistNatural Ways to Deal with Sore MusclesEasy Ways to Earn Extra Money on the SideProduct of the Year (POY) 2019 winnersClick Frenzy's Ironshopper winner More People Want a Sparkling Smile for the Festive SeasonUBank Increases Term Deposit Rates: What That Means for Aussie Savers?Bosses Must Address Their Mental Health for Personal and Business Success4 Things to Expect During Your Trichology ConsultationHappy Adoption: Frequently Asked Questions about Adopting6 Ways You Can Help Others that Will Advance Your CareerTop 6 Stylish Loft Conversions That Will Transform Your AtticThree Reasons Your Home Needs OneRose Smith Absolute Soul Secrets