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.
Truck safety consultant casts doubt on FMCSA's carrier-grading proposal
New rules will barely move needle on identifying high-risk carriers, Vigillo says.
May 23, 2016
Central States trustees scrap idea of developing new pension-rescue plan
Trustees say new plan "unworkable" following Treasury's earlier rejection; fund calls on Congress to shore up finances.
May 20, 2016
Proposed pact between OCEMA, six ports changes course of container weight issue
Agreement injects needed flexibility in carrier group's previously rigid stance, U.S. exporters say.
May 20, 2016
Wal-Mart poised for big e-commerce push in what might be make-or-break move
Two-day e-fulfillment program aimed at the heart of Bezos' Amazon empire.
May 18, 2016
Shipper group, EDF urge administration to set stricter truck fuel-economy standards
Fleets can cut fuel consumption, carbon emission levels by more than 40 percent by 2025, groups say.
May 13, 2016
YRC's unionized workers saved massive pension chop by Treasury's rejection of Central States plan
Employees would have faced more draconian pension cuts on top of 2009 haircut.
May 10, 2016
Going long with your parcel traffic? FedEx and UPS will want more money
Firms poised to apply special handling fees to a "longer" net of shipments.
May 10, 2016
Treasury rejects Central States plan to cut pensions; victory for truck labor
Feinberg's decision preserves benefits for thousands of trucking employees, takes UPS off multibillion dollar hook for filling shortfall.
May 6, 2016
Amazon, Atlas Air ink long-term aircraft leasing pact, possible financial arrangement
Amazon to lease 20 B767 freighters from Atlas unit; Atlas grants warrants for Amazon to buy 30-percent equity stake.
May 5, 2016
Old Dominion slaps tariff charge on all shipments to and from California
$5.95 per-shipment "compliance surcharge" follows similar move by ABF in April.
May 4, 2016