Talked to my nephew at length last night. He mentioned this comment by a poster here: And I dare you to pull in some day without prior approval in a Chevy volt, and have a driver drop off a couple packages who hasn't been approved by fedex even if the driver has a Class a license and runs his own trucking business. I dare you to take packages to your local courier company and pay them to deliver the packages for you. He has been "hammered" by the growth and with with the attendant capital and workforce pressures. He cites the Amazon "Flex" concept and a coming Walmart - Uber arrangement as alternatives that might lighten up the workload for ISP's (and consequently stabilize them). He also doesn't share another posters glee that a UPS strike will add to his bottom line and feels it will only further erode his drivers morale making the future even more challenging.