FedEx Ground's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Adminstration (FMCSA) scores are not very good. Hardly surprising, given the high number of accidents we are always hearing about. This may eventually put a kink in Fred's plans because carriers with lousy safety records either cannot get insurance or pay exorbitant rates for it. This threatens the low-cost advantage of Ground. In fact, there have been a number of smaller carriers bought-out by larger carriers (for undoubtedly bargain prices) because they can no longer afford insurance. If Ground keeps on crunching them, Fred may possibly have to find someone else to haul his freight for him, at significantly higher rates. Once again, you get what you pay for, and sometimes lowballing quality has dire consequences. I, for one, would love to see Ground have it's authority yanked. Screw you, Smith.