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.
Heads of Robinson, YRC extol virtues of API data model for LTL transactions
Robinson boss Wiehoff said firm committed to greater API use.
September 29, 2016
Glenn of FedEx to retire at year's end; move sparks changes in executive suite
Bronczek, FedEx Express head, to take new role as parent's president and COO; Carter to add FedEx services to CIO duties.
September 27, 2016
Dim weight changes mean more rate pain ahead
As FedEx tightens dim weight screws and UPS likely follows suit, shippers can expect punishment. But it may not be meted out evenly.
September 25, 2016
FedEx narrows threshold of dimensional pricing on U.S. parcel shipments, hurting shippers
Company drops divisor to 139 from 166, catching more parcels in dimensional net; UPS has yet to follow suit.
September 20, 2016
GPA's rail expansion project to take aim at West Coast port share, Lynch says
Georgia ports head says rail service to Chicago, St. Louis, Ohio Valley to create alternative to West Coast calls.
September 19, 2016
New Swift CEO follows in footsteps of other "New Turks" of truckload
Stocking to share role with founder Moyes until year's end; assumes all duties today. Move comes four months after Werner tapped Leathers for same role.
September 9, 2016
Fallout from Hanjin collapse to be amplified by complex web of ship alliances, experts say
Ripple effect to be felt by Hanjin's alliance members and their customers, experts warn.
September 7, 2016
Power to the people! interview with Brian Devine
Forget the robots. The outlook for manual labor in the DC hasn't been this bright in years, says staffing expert Brian Devine.
August 25, 2016
Despite calls for collaboration, truck shippers seen sticking to the same old script
For shippers, extending themselves to their carriers only goes so far—if it goes anywhere at all.
August 24, 2016
FedEx, UPS moved in unison to hike ground delivery rates since '06, firm says
Noncontract rate increases on ground traffic identical across the board during that time, consultancy data shows.
August 23, 2016