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Mark B. Solomon

Mark B. Solomon

Executive Editor - News

Mark Solomon joined DC VELOCITY as senior editor in August 2008, and was promoted to his current position on January 1, 2015. He has spent more than 30 years in the transportation, logistics and supply chain management fields as a journalist and public relations professional. From 1989 to 1994, he worked in Washington as a reporter for the Journal of Commerce, covering the aviation and trucking industries, the Department of Transportation, Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to that, he worked for Traffic World for seven years in a similar role. From 1994 to 2008, Mr. Solomon ran Media-Based Solutions, a public relations firm based in Atlanta. He graduated in 1978 with a B.A. in journalism from The American University in Washington, D.C.

Articles by Mark B. Solomon

Broad coalition formed to lobby for rebuild of U.S. transportation network
'Americans for Modern Transportation' includes Amazon, FedEx, UPS, YRC, RILA, and NRF.
January 11, 2017

For Elaine Chao, the easy part begins and ends tomorrow
Nominee for DOT secretary seen sailing through confirmation, after which the hard work starts.
January 10, 2017

UPS buys U.K.'s Freightex in first foray into European brokerage
UPS to leverage Coyote, Freightex networks in trans-Atlantic brokerage push.
January 9, 2017

The Home Depot's Michelle Livingstone on why orange is the new green
As one of the nation's largest truckload shippers, The Home Depot wields a lot of carbon-reduction clout with its carriers. It's Michelle Livingstone's job to ensure they carry Big Orange's freight as cleanly as possible.
January 3, 2017

Autonomous heavy-duty trucks threaten jobs of nearly 1.7 million drivers, White House says
Delivery driver jobs would be at less risk, CEA forecast says.
January 3, 2017

Looming presence of Uber, Amazon casts shadow over brokers' margins
Traditional double-digit paydays will have to withstand the entrance of big-time newcomers bent on margin compression.
December 21, 2016

UPS inks operational, financial alliance with Optoro to broaden presence in reverse logistics
UPS fund invests in IT-based reverse logistics provider.
December 21, 2016

A change is gonna come ...
Change management is a tricky exercise with big penalties attached. Here's how to get it right.
December 20, 2016

Surge in Dow transports reflects improvement, but industry nirvana may still be a way off
The outlook is brightening, but some froth may first need to come off the head.
December 19, 2016

Logistics technology: Where is it headed?
Four IT folks from different walks of logistics life offer their views on what is fast becoming a core element of the supply chain.
December 12, 2016

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