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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

Keeping on truckin', no matter what
It's a land grab for capacity in an ultra-tight market, and all ideas are on the table.
April 20, 2018

Show me the money, ASAP!: interview with Richard Piontek
Speeding up cash flow is as important today as it was 20 years ago. Richard Piontek and eCapital are using today's tools to get the job done.
April 13, 2018

The unintended consequences of Trump's call for USPS task force
If the President's goal is to hurt Amazon, he may want to think twice.
April 13, 2018

Capacity crisis (surprise!) hogs the spotlight at TIA annual conference
Public, private networking chatter focus on the rate pain likely to come.
April 11, 2018

Can IT help the shipping industry deep-six the container "no-show" problem?
Better visibility, forecasting, and ironclad digital contracts are all in play in a bid to end the vicious cycle.
April 2, 2018

ELD enforcement begins Sunday with some forecasting Armageddon, others a non-event
Compliance rate in 90 percent range, some experts say; XPO executive warns of "tsunami" of carrier closings as safety regulators put hammer down.
March 30, 2018

ABF, Teamsters negotiators agree to tentative collective bargaining compact
Current contract extended until new one is finalized; Union leaders to discuss proposal with rank and file early next month.
March 29, 2018

With "Parcel Metro" service, DHL looks to be big fish in fast-growing delivery pond
German giant seeks to leverage brand, IT to plant flag in local markets.
March 26, 2018

Will surging freight rates herald the return of the inflation boogieman?
General Mills sees quarterly profits compressed by freight-cost melt-up. Analyst sees no long-term repercussions, but short-term fluctuations.
March 21, 2018

Flowspace helps smaller companies find warehouse space by exploiting vacancy gaps
Flowspace, Flexe, capitalize on market for unused space in leased facilities to get customers as-needed capacity.
March 20, 2018

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