Looking At A Week In The Land Of Spamalot

Posted on September 9, 2015 by - Also by this author

Last week I whined about the number of industry related emails send to me each day from a myriad of industry sources, wanna-be sources and industry related vendors. See: An Echanted Journey To Spamalot

If you opened every single one that came to you, it would be impossible to run your business.

I decided to track each industry related email received in a one week period (not including orders, employee emails and client emails). Here is my list of what I consider "junk email." Now, before anyone gets in a huff about the use of the word "junk," let me say it is a metaphor for things in my mailbox I could probably survive without. Not even a legal holiday could stop the madness.

09/02/15 06:06am – NLA/Deem Webinar TODAY
09/02/15 09:00am – GCLA – Last day to book block rooms at Expo
09/02/15 09:06am – Grech Labor Day Sprinter Sales
09/02/15 11:15am – I-Cars Finally an Alternative to Uber
09/02/15 11:44am – Deem – Travel & Expense Management White Page
09/02/15 1:53pm – South Bay Ford – MKT AWD 2014 Sale

09/03/15 5:03am – Your On Demand App is finally here!
09/03/15 5:07am – Zurich Insurance Transportation Safety Solutions Newsletter
09/03/15 12:01pm – NLA – Discounted Pass to BusCon
09/03/15 11:03pm – Busdrazy.net – Are you missing something bus sales
09/03/15 6:15pm – Jordan Limousine – Seattle Uber Drivers
09/03/15 6:53pm – Jordan Limousine – UBER loses California Lawsuits

09/04/15 05:02am – LCT – How To Maximize Vehicle Life & Profits
09/04/15 08:46am – Happy Labor Day from DPV Transportation Worldwide
09/04/15 09:40am – NLA Weekly President’s Message
09/04/15 12:23pm – Google My Ride: Uber Leaks Data
09/04/15 12:35pm – South Bay Ford – Livery Service Specials
09/04/15 1:13pm – South Bay Ford – 2012 Transit Connect

09/06/15 1:14pm – Limo Insider – Uber/Houston
09/06/15 1:59pm – Limo Insider – BBC News Exposes Uber
09/06/15 3:40pm – Limo Insider – Uber vs. Women

09/07/15 5:01am – LCT – Your On Demand App is finally here
09/07/15 3:44pm – Limo Insider Uber Driver runs over passenger

09/08/15 6:18am – LGE Coachworks – Time to make A Move
09/08/15 6:48am – LCT – Easily Track Your Drivers on a Map
09/08/15 9:49am – Morebrides – You can have results like this
09/08/15 10:09am – [email protected] - 20% off sale
09/08/15 10:14am – [email protected] further.com – Fortis Riders vs. Uber
09/08/15 10:24am – Arfcorp – More Uber Shenanigans
09/08/15 10:42am – Chauffeur Driven E-News
09/08/15 2:19pm – Limo Insider – Uber to recruit 5000 Drivers

I am not sure what the solution to this is. I'm sure every single person that sends an email believes that it is important, life changing or informative. But the fact is you have to make choices on how to spend your time.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More Shop Talk Blog Posts

September 21, 2016

When Marriage Proposals Go Wrong In The Limo: Part 2

Limousines might be good for weddings, but prove troublesome for popping the question.

September 21, 2016

Safety Tips For Driving In High Winds

Driving Gem: Do you know the size of your vehicle's sail area?

September 14, 2016

When Marriage Proposals Go Wrong In The Limo

Mini-Series Part 1: A trailer park, curses, a tumbler of vodka, and a pack of beauties. Could anything go right about this trip?

September 14, 2016

Detecting An Alternator Failure

Your fleet vehicle electrical systems depend on optimally running alternators. When an alternator fails, you'll be left on the side of the road.

September 12, 2016

A Horrible Experience As A Mystery Rider

A dangerous five-point U-turn, lack of local knowledge, and requests for directions ruined an evening limo run.

See More

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (0)

Post a Comment



See More

See More

See More

See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - September 2016 $12.95 COVER STORY: * How Do We Max Our Markets? * *


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