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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

Organizing the supply chain: interview with Jeff Farmer
There are a lot of folks working in transport and logistics who are unaffiliated with a labor union. Jeff Farmer, the Teamsters' director of organizing, wants to change that.
March 21, 2017

Administration proposes 13-percent cut in DOT FY '18 budget, end to funding for TIGER grant program
White House says funding available under other programs.
March 16, 2017

The empires strike back
UPS and FedEx have faced major challenges in B2C shipping, not least of which are shippers who expect something for nothing. Now, they're sending clear signals that things are about to change.
March 7, 2017

Teamsters plan broad organizing push into global supply chain
Farmer heads union effort to capture logistics workers beyond traditional niche.
March 3, 2017

CSX chairman and CEO, president to retire May 31, clearing path for Harrison
Changes pave way for Harrison to be installed as rail's CEO.
February 21, 2017

UPS launches Saturday ground service across U.S. network
Rollout to cover half of U.S. population by year's end.
February 21, 2017

Indiana wants us! interview with David Holt
"Conexus Indiana," the state's private-public economic development partnership, has thrived mainly because the private sector leads and the public sector follows, says David Holt, a Conexus vice president and head of its logistics initiative.
February 17, 2017

Less-than-truckload carriers shift cargo liability to shippers
For over a century, the Carmack Amendment has provided liability protection for motor freight shippers. But a carrier group's unilateral policy change last summer upends decades of what many thought was settled law.
February 14, 2017

E-commerce fulfillment growth into secondary markets driving up warehouse labor costs, report says
Surge in labor-intensive facility development having ripple effect nationwide, JLL says.
February 14, 2017

Teamsters name O'Brien to succeed Hall as head of package division
O'Brien, head of Boston's Local 25, will oversee upcoming UPS contract talks.
February 13, 2017

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