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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

Federal funding commitment needed to make public-private partnerships work, groups say
AASHTO, AAPA said private sector must see chance for reasonable return on investment.
December 6, 2016

Harold Ford, former Tennessee Congressman, tapped as new Secretary of Transportation
Scion of prominent political family has yet to accept offer, sources say.
November 23, 2016

UPS, following FedEx lead, shrinks threshold of dimensional pricing on parcel shipments
Company drops divisor to 139 from 166, subjecting more parcels to costlier price formula; shipments measuring 1 cubic foot or less not affected.
November 21, 2016

Rail group chief urges STB to freeze regulations until Trump appoints full slate of members
Rules 'have no business advancing' without five-member board in place, AAR's Hamberger says.
November 17, 2016

A new administration may mean major change across supply chain
A more business-friendly climate could slow regulatory oversight, be a boon to infrastructure, and reverse favorable union laws. Yet trade would likely suffer.
November 11, 2016

UPS warns it may pull traffic from rails if switching proposal succeeds
Company warns of deteriorating service velocity if rails are forced to switch carload traffic.
October 28, 2016

XPO sells truckload business to TransForce for $558 million in cash
Deal ends XPO's foray into asset-based truckload, gives Canada-based TransForce foothold in Mexico, NAFTA trades.
October 27, 2016

Robinson's third-quarter results pressured by hard-nosed shippers
Sell rates to customers fell faster than 3PL's capacity purchases, company says.
October 26, 2016

Big data, analytics could be a welcome tonic for the beleaguered liner shipping trade
Advanced analytical tools are driving major efficiencies in an industry that badly needs them.
October 24, 2016

FedEx LTL unit driving down rates to strengthen parcel business, analyst says
Parent using LTL as "loss leader" to push bundled shipping solutions, Ross says.
October 21, 2016

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