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How Tradesmen & Builders Can Save Over €3,900 on Petrol & Diesel Costs

How Tradesmen & Builders Can Save Over €3,900 on Petrol & Diesel Costs

Across the country, petrol and Diesel have increased, so it's probably time to consider how much getting from customer to customer is actually costing your business. Oh, and once you've done this eye-watering exercise, then also try to work out what you can do to reduce these costs!

As a tradesman, it's often easy to overlook the everyday expenses that come with running your own business.

One of the most significant outlays is the cost of fuel, particularly with prices on the rise due to the reinstatement of excise duty on April 1st.

It's crucial to take a closer look at these expenses and identify areas where savings can be made. In this guide, we will show how you can potentially save up to €3,934 per year on your fuel costs.

Join Onlinetradesmen today for guaranteed work and savings > 

First, let's consider how much getting from customer to customer is costing your business with some basic maths. We've also run them by a number of our trusty tradesmen members to get a consensus. The following is what we found out...


How much is petrol & diesel costing the tradesmen of Ireland?

Quite a lot as it happens, here are the calculations:

Avg. Tank Size 50 Litres
Current Average Cost Per Litre (as of April 2024): €1.85
Average Fills Per Week 2
Annual Fuel Cost  €9,620







The average tank size for a tradesman's vehicle is around 50 litres. At the current average cost per litre of €1.85, and filling up twice a week, the annual fuel cost comes to €9,620.

That's a significant amount of money that you have to generate just to pay for your fuel. If your average profit margin is around 30%, that means you need to invoice over €32,000 per year just to offset your fuel costs.


How tradesmen can save over €3,900 on petrol & diesel costs.

At Onlinetradesmen we do all we can to help our trade pros reduce the cost of doing business.

It's why we've partnered with Circle-K to offer all our members a guaranteed 3 cents per litre off their petrol and diesel. It may not sound like much, but it soon adds up. For example, if you fill up your vehicle twice a week with 50 litres each time, the annual saving would be €109.

However, that's just the start of the savings. One of the biggest benefits of being an Onlinetradesmen member is access to local job leads.

By finding work in your local area, you can reduce your travel distances by over 50%. This not only cuts down on your fuel costs but also saves you valuable time and reduces wear and tear on your vehicle.


Here are the figures for Onlinetradesmen members:

Guaranteed Member Saving Per Litre (Petrol / Diesel) €0.03
Guaranteed Member Annual Saving (Fuel Card Only) €109
Avg. Fills Per Week Per Member 1.2
Avg. Member Annual Fuel Costs €5,686
Avg. Member Annual Saving as of April 2024 €3,934








That's a 41% saving per annum - or over €3,934 per vehicle. Imagine what you could do with that extra money in your pocket. You could invest in new tools and equipment, diversify your business or just enjoy a better quality of life.

Don't you think it's time you applied for membership?


Cutting Costs and Boosting Business: Onlinetradesmen Saves Carpenter James Byrne €7,800 per Year!


Carpenter James Byrne was travelling over 2800 km between Kildare and Dublin City for work, spending more than €1300 per month on diesel for his van. By providing access to local job leads for work he loves, Onlinetradesmen has helped James reduce his mileage by over 50%, saving him over €7,800 per year in fuel costs. 

Along with reducing travel and fuel costs, Onlinetradesmen is here to help you grow your business and manage the tasks you hate - automating your sales, marketing and finance while significantly reducing your business costs. 

"Just joined recently, I wanted to work closer to home rather than in Dublin. I've 3 jobs booked in already in Kildare so very happy, thanks." James Byrne, Carpenter 


As a tradesman, it's important to have a clear understanding of your costs, especially when it comes to fuel. By partnering with Circle-K and accessing local job leads through Onlinetradesmen, you can make significant savings.

Not only do you save money, but you also save time and reduce wear and tear on your vehicle. It's a win-win situation, and we're proud to offer this benefit to our members. Join Onlinetradesmen today and start saving on your fuel costs.



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