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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

Big data, analytics could be a welcome tonic for the beleaguered liner shipping trade
Advanced analytical tools are driving major efficiencies in an industry that badly needs them.
October 24, 2016

FedEx LTL unit driving down rates to strengthen parcel business, analyst says
Parent using LTL as "loss leader" to push bundled shipping solutions, Ross says.
October 21, 2016

U.S. industrial property market to extend roll deep into 2018, firm says
JLL says demand for e-commerce fulfillment just getting started.
October 11, 2016

Florida, Georgia ports close ahead of Hurricane Matthew; UPS suspends service in region
Norfolk Southern repositions equipment, cargoes; CSX suspends main line service in Fla.; ALAN expects need for warehouse space, transport and material-handling equipment.
October 6, 2016

Detroit—the next big logistics center?
We heard it through the grapevine: There are reportedly plans afoot to turn Detroit into a regional hub. But don't go dancing in the street just yet.
October 3, 2016

Big data, analytics gaining traction, annual shipper-3PL survey concludes
Vast majority of respondents say new discipline will have significant impact on supply chain.
September 30, 2016

Heads of Robinson, YRC extol virtues of API data model for LTL transactions
Robinson boss Wiehoff said firm committed to greater API use.
September 29, 2016

Glenn of FedEx to retire at year's end; move sparks changes in executive suite
Bronczek, FedEx Express head, to take new role as parent's president and COO; Carter to add FedEx services to CIO duties.
September 27, 2016

Dim weight changes mean more rate pain ahead
As FedEx tightens dim weight screws and UPS likely follows suit, shippers can expect punishment. But it may not be meted out evenly.
September 25, 2016

FedEx narrows threshold of dimensional pricing on U.S. parcel shipments, hurting shippers
Company drops divisor to 139 from 166, catching more parcels in dimensional net; UPS has yet to follow suit.
September 20, 2016

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