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FAZ in Germany reporting that Deutsche Post will slash 40,000 jobs in the US. There's only one DP operation of that size in the US that I know of.Stick a fork in DHL. They're done. Announcement tomorrow.Another set of legacy liveries that will live on in FS...RegardsBob ScottColonel, USAF (ret)ATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-VColorado Springs, CO

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Man, seems like everyone's going under. Being from central Ohio, it's especially tough, as DHL has their main sorting center--operated by ABX Air--in Wilmington. DHL had already said that they wouldn't renew ABX's contract, but this news is pretty much the (bitter) icing on the cake.

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Although you never want to see folks go out of work, good riddance to that company. I cannot tell you how many packages sent to me at work through DHL arrived to us mangled, torn apart, and otherwise bashed. Not to mention their local drivers around here have more of in interest in winning a Gran Prix versus safety. Even the USPS has taken far better care of my shipments than DHL. They are far outshined by FedEx and UPS in these parts, by all measures. I cannot help but think this is in part due to why they may be pulling out of the US. Their loud 727 departures from the local airport won't be sorely missed either. Oh well - I hope the displaced workers find other arrangements should this come to pass.-Greg

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>Not to mention their local drivers around here have more of in>interest in winning a Gran Prix versus safety.Hmmm... And I thought it was only greek DHL drivers that drive like crazy not respecting anybody and anything!As it seems it's a global DHL policy!George DorkofikisAthens, Hellashttp://online.vatsimindicators.net/811520/1704.png

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Even in Germany, where they come from, they do not such a good job at all! I prefere UPS! They care about there jobs and for quality of there job as well._______________________Regards, Torben HadlerBeta-Tester ACLoader 3 + 4http://www.fsflightdeck.com/acloader.htmlT-A-H MultiMedia Productions Torben Hadler - http://www.t-a-h.com || t-a-h@t-a-h.comHardware: CPU: AMD 64 X2 Socket 939 3600 @ x2 2Ghz | MoBo: MSI K8N Neo2 64 | RAM: 2048MB 400MHz DDR | NVIDIA GF7600 | Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS 5.1Ch | CH-YOKE + Peddals; Primary: 17" Belinea TFT * Secondary: Philips 150S4 TFT 15" || Software: Display Resolution used: 1280x1024 in WinXP and FS9.1 | WinXP Pro SP1b (German Version); DX9c | FS9.1 pro (German Versions) - all sliders maxed about 85-95% | ever latest FSUIPC licenced | ASv6 | Alert!! pro | UT 2004 | RC4.x | FSBuild 2 | ACLoader 4.x and much more...

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A thought...Generally, in most markets and industries there are two prominent leaders, sometimes three. For example CocaCola/Pepsi; WalMart/Target; FedEx/UPS/USPS; Kellogs/Post and, sick as they are, America's GM/Ford. So, why, why would DHL come into this market:-hmmm--Roger

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>Man, seems like everyone's going under. >Being from central Ohio, it's especially tough, as DHL has>their main sorting center--operated by ABX Air--in Wilmington.>DHL had already said that they wouldn't renew ABX's contract,>but this news is pretty much the (bitter) icing on the cake.Wilmington center is history.http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/11/10/dhl.closi...gton/index.htmlThat's good news compared to the fact that Deutsche Bank cut their price target on General Motors today--to ZERO.RegardsBob ScottColonel, USAF (ret)ATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-VColorado Springs, CO

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I just delt with the DHL in Toronto, CANADA and their customer service is second to nobody.JimCYWG

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I used to control in a tower that had "Night Cargo" aircraft based out of there. This was a small DHL sub-division so I was told. Those guys where superb pilots and always were professional. Even though they did have a Snoopy Cartoon painted on the side of their Shorts/Sherpa. They stopped running out of there about 2 years ago...was told it was cost cutting time! Guess now the whole deal is getting cost cut!

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DHL is out of Spokane in mid January and we (UPS) have apparently be fighting against FedEx for their customers in the region, which has made things a little stressful on us as the higher-ups are trying to get perfection out of us. As for the noise comment, I can say that their DC-9s aren't any quieter. It's by far the loudest plane we see at the airport, nearly on par to the occasional F-15s from Fairchild.

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Again, I will not miss the company (for reasons already stated), but this case is kind of analagous to the current state of GM and Chrysler: the company may not be the best, but it just rips at your heart to see thousands of people losing their jobs at once. Especially when you're from "home base" (Ohio in my case, Detroit in the autos' case).I will, by no means, miss the 727s, though :(

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