Every day when I leave the station, I see our competition over at UPS leaving their facility at around the same time. Most of their package cars are newer models, with only a few of the older P-series walk-ins. On the other hand, there's FedEx, with it's worn-out, raggedy looking fleet of 20 year-old Econolines, and dirty and dented W-700's, 900's, and Sprinters. We no longer repair body damage unless it is really bad or affects how the vehicle drives, so there are lots of scrapes, dents, and dirty white paint. Our CTV's look equally bad, 15-20 years old, with minimal maintenance, especially in the area of appearance. This is surprising, since UPS has much higher operating costs. Yet they somehow have the funds to buy new equipment and maintain their older vehicles. Just another way that the competition looks more professional than we do. Nothing says it better than a scruffy, bearded, FedEx courier driving a vehicle that looks like it belongs in Somalia. FedEx Express, more like Ground every day.