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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

Ultra-tight dray capacity forcing users to pay just to hold trucks
Users paying fee voluntarily; surcharge is on top of escalating dray rates.
February 20, 2018

Trump vs Todd: OOIDA boss takes president to task over trucker policy focus
Trump needs to meet with 'real truckers who helped get you elected,' Spencer says in letter.
February 20, 2018

With only a few logs rolled, ABF, Teamsters already at loggerheads
Company warns of pension crisis that will require action; union wants to cap intermodal, purchased transportation expense, restore lost ground from 2013.
February 16, 2018

Only so many hours in the dray
ELD compliance issues for dray drivers could impact their operations, at a cost to the intermodal ecosystem.
February 13, 2018

US Xpress rolls out incentives to attract and retain team drivers
Teams can earn up to $50,000 in annual bonuses, truckload carrier says.
February 12, 2018

Walmart modifies OTIF requirements, tests plan to automate delivery appointments
Retailer changes "on-time, in-full" compliance dates, delivery thresholds.
February 9, 2018

Teamsters withdraw demands banning UPS use of drones, autonomous vehicles
Company proposes Sunday deliveries with part-time drivers using personal vehicles, union group says.
February 6, 2018

The biggest company you may not know all that much about
China's JD.com has a larger fulfillment footprint than Amazon, a broader delivery network than UPS, and it's forcing Alibaba to re-think its model. It may be coming your way—but not yet.
February 1, 2018

UPS delivers seemingly solid quarterly, full-year results, yet stock plunges
Company takes $125 million hit for peak delivery problems, orders Boeing freighters.
February 1, 2018

Goldman Sachs unit sees gold in roaring U.S. industrial property space
Unit focusing on last-mile fulfillment, delivery in urban areas.
January 31, 2018

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