Oh, I am sorry it was Al Toliver. I was confused as his message was the same as John Ward's. He says the company is not making money. The same contract negotiation lie we get every contract. The men in Waterloo and Dubuque have already taken their strike vote. BLO (St. Paul) will vote to strike. MIL, CHI, SBE, DEC, CRA, DSM, BUR, OSH, OTT, WRA, OWA will all stand strong. The men at EMO see management every day and know better than the rest of us their lies. They have told us on our last two contracts management will say anything to keep our money in their pocket. The new contract will need to address pay, casual days, holidays, vacation pay, healthcare, and pension. Third rate outfits like Saia and Estes start line haul drivers at 8 cents per mile more .54 per mile most good carriers are at .60 to .68 per mile. Conway and Fed-Ex start new hires at $22 per hour. We need pay and benefits to be comparable so we can be a DHL employer of choice. Who will come work here if they have better options? For us already here if you are paid $300 per week or$15,000 per year less than you should that adds up to $300,000 over 20 years. That is a lot of money for your family or retirement. We don't have enough people (space on a trailer) to handle a very busy day. What is the plan for growth? We have the same number of employees as 4 years ago when DHL bought this company. Al Toliver says management is struggling to figure out how to run this LTL company. DHL operates LTL in 50 countries. DHL knows how. Time to be strong. Get a good contract or go elsewhere. All LTL companies are hiring, as are ready mix and construction.