I mailed some filters out to a customer that is roughly 25 miles away and I wanted tracking info. In the email I received showing the travel of the package I couldn't believe how far the package traveled. Package was mailed out of Valparaiso, IN and traveled to Elk Grove Village, IL, 80 miles. From EGV it went to Indianapolis, In, 211 miles. From Indy it went to Gary, IN, 152 miles. From Gary it went to Michigan City, IN, 31 miles. These filters traveled 474 miles to be delivered to a place that is 25 miles away. Pretty clear why they are going broke if this is how they ship packages.
I will mail the next ones thru UPS to see how they route the packages.
As far as the miles I just mapquested from city to city so they are an estimate.