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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

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

USPS warns defection of three key customers could hurt package business
Amazon, UPS, FedEx building competitive delivery networks.
February 9, 2017

FedEx enters the fray for share of small business fulfillment services
Former Genco, now "FedEx Supply Chain," to provide services to small, mid-size customers.
February 7, 2017

Amazon's shipping costs soared in fourth quarter, far exceeding revenue
"Fulfillment by Amazon" accounted for 55 percent of all third-party sales in fourth quarter.
February 2, 2017

DeFazio unveils plan to tie bond issuance for transport projects to inflation-indexed fuel tax hikes
Proposal would hike gas, diesel taxes by combined 1 cent a year, raise $500 billion by 2030, lawmaker says.
February 1, 2017

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