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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

Power to the people! interview with Brian Devine
Forget the robots. The outlook for manual labor in the DC hasn't been this bright in years, says staffing expert Brian Devine.
August 25, 2016

Despite calls for collaboration, truck shippers seen sticking to the same old script
For shippers, extending themselves to their carriers only goes so far—if it goes anywhere at all.
August 24, 2016

FedEx, UPS moved in unison to hike ground delivery rates since '06, firm says
Noncontract rate increases on ground traffic identical across the board during that time, consultancy data shows.
August 23, 2016

Cash-depleted Cargomatic faces downward spiral as CFO quits
Company down to less than 60 days in operating capital, two sources say.
August 22, 2016

Blackstone's investment in JDA sends "no sale" signal to Honeywell, other suitors
Private equity firm's infusion of $570 million likely to keep JDA under New Mountain umbrella.
August 19, 2016

Dim weight pricing—One year on
How have parcel and less-than-truckload shippers responded to the switch to "dim weight" pricing? According to a recent survey, the answer depends on how well they understand the new rating scheme.
August 15, 2016

What does Honeywell want?
The entire warehouse—or so it would seem if its rumored $3 billion buyout of software firm JDA becomes reality.
August 9, 2016

Business down, prices up: For LTL carriers, oligopolies are a good thing
Concentrated market keeps contract rates elevated even as traffic declines.
August 3, 2016

Can we all just get along?
When it comes to DC workers and their mechanical counterparts, the answer is probably yes, if collaborative robots perform as intended.
August 2, 2016

Agency proposes changes in language used to justify need for rails' reciprocal switching
STB changes criteria to make it easier for shippers to prove practice is necessary.
July 28, 2016

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