I know a lot of you contractors are chomping at the bit of the idea of owning a lot more than you already do with dollar signs flashing before your eyes. But isn't it true that one of the reasons business's fail is not always doing poorly, but getting too big too fast. At times of plenty they expand, hire more people, more trucks and so on, but when business slows down or FedEx loses a customer or two you could be in big trouble. We have one contractor who said he lost over 70 stops per day on one route because a customer went to UPS. Route only had about 110 to start with. And a lot of you can't keep decent trucks on the few routes you have, how do you think you are going to double that ? What about drivers, the only way to make money on this scam is to overwork them and say ya but the route is tighter so you can handle it. Maintenance on most of your trucks is nonexistent now, hate to see it when you have twice as many. Where will you get the extra trucks, buy them or rely on the junk that comes with the route another guy was forced to give up ? If he knows in 8 months he's gone, he will not spend a dime on fixing them. Drivers are tired of FedEx, the days of finding a veteran driver who does the job well is over, you will be forced to hire off the street, and the only thing that will be a constant will be hiring and training all year long. You brag about all the extra money you get from this, drivers won't see a penny. With all this big money comes huge fines, misdeliver or other complaints will cost you big time. It used to be that if a driver quit, you could have an experienced one in the truck the next day, not anymore. It used to be that if a contractor went out, he only owned a few routes, what if he now owns 20, who will have the money to take care of that ? Remember, FedEx gives nothing without taking back double. They didn't come up with this scam to help you get rich, they did it to keep the scam going and avoid making all of us employees. When you go to that meeting to learn all about it, if the manager is touching himself as he talks to you, probably means you won't come out of this a winner, just a little sore. This is not the Wizard of Oz and you won't see the emerald city.