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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

As Europe, world reel from Britain's vote to leave EU, concern turns to "Nexit"
Transport, logistics providers pledge continuity in wake of stunning outcome.
June 24, 2016

Werner warns of dramatic fall in second-quarter earnings results
Pre-announcement casts lengthening shadow over truckload sector.
June 22, 2016

End of cheap inventory financing presents challenges for supply chain, report says
Annual "State of Logistics Report" finds a significant jump in borrowing costs during 2015.
June 21, 2016

In omnichannel, matching freight spend to inventory control, fulfillment is delicate task
A single, integrated shipping platform needed to address multiple fulfillment scenarios, experts say.
June 16, 2016

Few countries have given guidance on box-weight compliance rule, group says
NGO meeting reports just 15 percent of signatory nations have issued guidelines to meet VGM requirements.
June 8, 2016

Wages for warehouse labor to continue to climb—along with all else in the DC
Hourly workers' wages must climb $2 to be competitive, staffing firm says; owners brace for higher costs, and higher demand.
June 3, 2016

Schneider acquires carrier, IT provider in bid to expand "last-mile" presence
Carrier Watkins & Shepard, IT firm Lodeso to support Schneider push into residential deliveries of outsized goods.
June 2, 2016

Global airfreight remains saddled by overcapacity, IATA April data show
Supply more than doubled volumes last month, group said.
June 1, 2016

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

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