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As FedEx, UPS slug it out, rural service at stake

Published 07/04/2010, Associated Press

In the multibillion-dollar world of overnight package deliveries, Mike Overstreet knows his Billings-based company, Corporate Air, is at the “tail end of the dog” as a small FedEx contractor serving rural areas of the Rockies and Midwest. Yet, with FedEx engaged in a fierce Washington, D.C., lobbying battle with the industry’s other private sector titan — United Parcel Service — Overstreet worries his business and customers in 10 states could go down as collateral damage.

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