Shooting Down 7 Myths About LCT's Fleets List

Posted on May 24, 2010 by LCT Magazine

FLEET COUNTING SEASON: LCT is compiling its annual 100 Largest Fleets/Who’s Who list, and with it comes the usual excuses that crop up every year about not entering.
Leaving aside the pro-forma debates of -- 1) insurance records vs. public records; 2) Fleet size matters vs. no it doesn’t; 3) Who cares? vs. But you really care after all -- let us address some common concerns:
Myth No.1: “I don’t want my competitors to know how many vehicles I have.”
Response: “They already do — if you’re legal.”
Myth No. 2: “I don’t want to be targeted by greedy trial lawyers.”
Response: “They don’t need LCT to notice you. The smart attorneys (the ones you have to worry about) have many other ways of noticing and learning about you, especially if you operate the amount of visible metal that qualifies you for the list in the first place.
Myth No. 3: “I might get audited because of the list.”
Response: Or you might not. You are divulging far less information to LCT than you do to the IRS, the DMV, the TLC, the PUC, D.O.T.,  the Labor Department, the SSI Administration, the state Franchise Tax Board, workers’ comp agencies, airport regulators, most of whom have extensive public records that can be combed, especially by a legal team.
Myth No. 4: “I don’t want anyone to know I’ve lost vehicles because of the recession.”
Response: “Once again, the people you want to hide from already know. And why are you so thin-skinned anyway?”
Myth No. 5: “Nobody cares about fleet sizes. The list means nothing.”
Response: “And no one cares about the Fortune 500 list? Consumer Reports rankings? The Inc. 500 list? Any industry list anywhere that ranks businesses based on volume, size, revenue or equipment? While definitely not the last word, the 100 Largest Fleets list is just one industry barometer, index, snapshot, etc.
Myth No. 6: “Just because someone has more vehicles, doesn’t mean they provide better customer service.”
Response: “True. Has anyone said otherwise? India and China have bigger populations than the U.S., but which of the three nations provides the most per capita prosperity? Which nation would you rather live in?”
Myth No. 7: “The LCT fleets list is nothing but a biggest penis contest.”
Response: “And the point is — what exactly? Ron Jeremy gets more action but John Holmes is still dead.
View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More LCT Blog Blog Posts

July 25, 2017

"Does No Smoking Mean Weed Too?"

What's the response to that question now that more and more states are legalizing recreational use of marijuana?

July 18, 2017

Getting It Wrong On Uber’s Return To Austin

See Exhibit A on the misleading spin the limousine industry faces when exposing the unfairness of TNCs.

July 18, 2017

Comic Conventions Can Be A Geeky Goldmine

It’s time to tap into your inner nerd and expand past traditional tradeshow group transportation.

July 6, 2017

Welcoming All Back To The New LCT Blog

JIM LUFF: I'm not retired, tired, or tuned out. Just immersing in other areas of the industry.

March 8, 2017

Immigration Issues Can Hit Limo Operators

Illegal or not, immigrants in one California region spend hard-earned money on renting stretch limousines.

See More

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (0)

Post a Comment



See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - July 2017 $12.95 COVER STORY: * Why These Titans Work So Hard to Give it Away * *


Experience the three annual industry events for networking for business, showcasing vehicles and products, and getting the tools for success.

Read About Your Region

What’s Happening Near You?
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Metro Magazine

Serving the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Please sign in or register to .    Close