Since Fred Smith is about to screw us over again here at FedEx Express, here's some inside information that Brown might find useful. Over the last few months, FedEx has been preparing to shift it's E2 and XS services over to FedEx Ground. This means that FedEx Ground will be able to undercut UPS in additional areas and use the low-wage/no benefit ISP contractor model to take away UPS business. This is an unfair (but legal, so far) competitive advantage that will save Mr Smith hundred of millions in labor and benefit costs, and allow him to engage UPS in a price war intended to steal even more market share from UPS. The evidence is strong. FedEx is combining Express and Ground dispatch functions, has introduced a new PowerPad that will be used by both divisions, and is installing ballmats (for air containers) at Ground facilities. FedEx Express has also stopped buying walk-ins, and is purchasing large numbers of Sprinters, which also points toward Express concentrating solely on the overnight market. Just thought a few of you would like to know what Fred has up his sleeve. Prepare accordingly. You're welcome.