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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

Lights! Camera! Logistics!: interview with Elaine Singleton
Technicolor has been part of the filmgoing fabric for decades. But as Elaine Singleton, the company's vice president of supply chain, explains, there is also a thriving 3PL brand behind the credits.
September 26, 2017

FedEx to slap dimensional pricing on packages handled in concert with USPS
New charges for "SmartPost" follow UPS' lead.
September 20, 2017

The mall is dead! Long live the mall!
Will Amazon's lease of Cleveland's defunct Randall Park Mall kick start interest in converting the retail icons to industrial use?
September 18, 2017

Will two disasters in three weeks move the cloud investment needle?
Cleanup after Irma continues apace as companies take stock of their resiliency efforts and IT investments.
September 13, 2017

Hoffa sacks O'Brien as head of package division, top UPS contract negotiator
O'Brien says union being run by "political hacks," questions Hoffa's resolve to stop them.
September 7, 2017

Pitney Bowes buys Newgistics for $475 million in move to expand presence in parcel shipping
Pitney to gain access to network processing 100 million parcels annually.
September 6, 2017

Truckload spot rates soar in immediate aftermath of Harvey's Gulf rampage
Truck availability impaired as far away as western Michigan.
September 5, 2017

Harvey moves on, leaving a transport network with formidable challenges
Trucking operations to resume out of balance, with many truckload carriers, drivers chasing high-margin "FEMA Freight." LTL carriers may see major cost hit.
August 30, 2017

As Harvey remains a menace, ALAN lays groundwork for long-term recovery efforts
Warehouse, DC space expected to spring up in Houston, Gulf Coast once floodwaters recede; pop-up warehouse to support huge redistribution operation, Fulton says.
August 29, 2017

With Harvey, humanitarian logistics grapples with storm of unprecedented proportions
ALAN calls on logistics community to make donations that do not tax supply chain capacity. Harvey to impact 7 percent of all U.S. trucking, FTR says.
August 28, 2017

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