All hear say from what guys at the Ramp are selling. I'll regurgitate and see what stick to the wall. 1) FedEx is trying to create a code to enter in your power pad. That when you are performing Handler work ( loading cans, off loading trucks), and you are a courier/swing/shuttle/csa, etc. you will be dropped down to that pay scale for the time you are in that code. Example you do your route from 1500-2000, end road activity than switch to package handling from 2010 to 2100, for the last 50 minutes of your day your paid handler pay. 2) This a more regional rumor. In an effort to enhance DRA some day route will get more pickups and stay on the road later, eliminating half of the pick up routes in the evening. 3) The carrot dangling theory of raises is no doubt in full swing. It seems just about everywhere the 5-8% rumor of a pay increase this fall is being sold. But perhaps most puzzling or troubling is management openly admits that the aforementioned points of #1 and #2 are true. 4) Handlers (DOT) and (Non DOT) for Express are not in line for a scheduled raise, yet again. 5) Make no mistake about it, if Express realizes it can legally drop your pay in special job codes, it will happen.