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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

"Lower for longer" diesel prices not seen curbing enthusiasm for rail
Avondale analyst says lower diesel prices have led rail users to shift short-haul loads to trucks. Yet others say that's just one factor, if it's a factor at all.
July 25, 2016

Can the air cargo industry be saved?
Not until next summer (at the earliest), executives say.
July 20, 2016

"Bullishly skeptical" on Cuba: interview with Rob Kemp
There's great opportunity in supporting U.S. brands that will soon have access to 12 million stuff-starved people. But as Rob Kemp and his colleagues discovered during their Cuba trade mission in March, only the very patient need apply.
July 19, 2016

XPO on track to save $300 million over next two years, executive says
Additional savings to extend beyond Con-way efficiencies, Malat notes.
July 19, 2016

LTL carriers look to last-mile service to stimulate sagging revenue growth
Big opportunity in an unfamiliar space for carriers.
July 8, 2016

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

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