Haven't read the entire article yet but a couple of highlights happen to stick out for me. There was mention about the recent lane enhancements and as I understand more will come as the year moves forward. But the biggest thing that jumped at me was the ground package volume has increased by 6.2% and I'm going on the assumption that figure relates to a daily volume figure. Being the big behemoth we are that's a large move IMO. Just a couple of years ago we were trodding along just below 3% ground growth as concerns were that FDX, DHL, etc. were starting to carve UPS up for their benefit. To be honest I'd also like to see what out churn percentage is now verses then. Reducing churn IMO should be a huge priority across the board that would make that 6.2% figure go even higher. Today? DHL is in trouble and I've reason to believe at the very least we are keeping pace in pure numbers of packages with FDX's ground growth. With the current lane enhancements along with near future enhancements and a continuing good economy in the area of movement of goods especially internet orders, this ground growth trend may likely accelerate which has another positive especially for UPS FT Teamsters. Further volume growth especially in the enhanced lane areas may over capacity existing feeder runs and thus UPS would be forced to add further feeder runs to meet demand. This also opens not only slots to fill for package drivers moving up to feeder but as a need to add even more package drivers to handle additional volume. In other words, more FT top paying jobs for UPSers. Then again IE could go in and screw up PAS/EDD even further and then claim "according to our latest studies (read pull a rabbit out of our ass) we've determined we can operate with even less drivers in light of the higher volume and still have them come in after 9 pm and the local/service sorts can do the impossible of unloading and processing that volume and still meet the new pulltimes imposed by the lane enhancements." Ask an IE person what "On Time Network" is and they look over at the nearest TV set!