Has anyone noticed the much increased emphasis on "safety" lately? My take is that the increased push for productivity has created a corresponding rise in accident rates. Since FedEx is self-insured, they don't want to empty the bank with a bunch of accident and injury claims. Fred wants to have his cake and eat it too, which is what he expects these days. As always, it's not about you or caring about you as an employee or a person. It's really all about the money and decreasing liability. Anyone could have predicted that there were going to be a lot more acccidents and probably injuries too as FedEx started investigating gap times and kept right on sending people out way over 195 counts. One does lead to the other. If you do have an accident that was caused by being pushed to the wall, get yourself an attorney and then subpoena your 195's and actual stop counts for a couple of months. FedEx will argue that they told you to be "safe" and that you chose to be a hero and deliver all those extra stops. You and your attorney can counter with the fact that your job was dangled over your head like a Sword of Damacles....I'll bet you win. The only way to really get the attention of this company is via a lawyer. Unfortunate, but true.