I just found a link from another part of Browncafe concerning a study released 2 years ago about the impact of Parcel Transportation on US Commerce. Here's the link: https://web.archive.org/web/20050313120645/http://www.seas.upenn.edu/sys/logistics/parcelstudy.html I haven't read the complete 40 page study but I did look over the 5 page summary and a couple of things stood out. In 1980, the Gross Revenue of the Parcel Industry was $10 bil and in 1997 that number was at $37 bil so in 17 years there was a more than triple in Revenue and this was dominated by Airborne, FedEx, USPS and UPS with UPS being the big Gorilla here. I also found the graph on Air Transport taking a steeper track up in the mid 80's about the time UPS airlines really started taking flight. Can the US economy grow again to allow this kind of growth rate for our industry domestically speaking? Also notice the revenue of "For-Hire" and "Private" trucking concerns. We're talking a combined annual Revenue of $390 bil which is a large chunk of change. How much of this could go UPS? How much of this could go UPS Logistics with the added warehousing, inventoring, etc. etc.? Just found what little I had time to read interesting and hope to read the full 40 pages over the next day or 2. Any thoughts!