Dim weight may currently only apply for ground packages that are basically 17x17x17 or larger(length, width, height combined of 51 inches or more if dim weight is more than actual). The move that FedEx is making in 2015 could basically dim any ground shipment that has dim weight more than actual. Boxes as small #$%$ 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 could dim out. This could affect a large portion of their current ground shipments! If UPS does not follow this, it could lead to a large influx of volume next year!
Good points. I'm hoping that UPS simply leaves its rates alone for at least a year after FDX implements its new policy. You're right, we stand to get a bunch of "gift" volume from ex-FDX users that would flow right into our established operations network. It's like having a whole bunch of sales representatives in the field for free. The added bonus is as soon as we identify this new volume, we would visit the shipper to try to optimize their use of UPS in every mode- from international, to express and even ocean. To my way of thinking, matching the FDX policy would be short-sighted. We should be pleased with our profitability as EPS have been on the rise every year. Why become greedy just because the slimeball IC- user, Fred Smith desires untold millions more to be added to his wealth/