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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

E-commerce DC of the future to be hybrid of automation, labor, expert says
100 percent automation will never happen, CBRE's Dunlap says.
November 8, 2017

Reports show continued freight strength, higher rates, tight trucks
Truckload, intermodal indexes post solid gains, truck capacity remains tight.
November 2, 2017

The arc of the future?
Georgia's Mid-American Arc project is a big bet on a profound shift in the country's goods-moving network. But some believe it may have overplayed its hand.
November 1, 2017

TransRisk launches futures market to trade truckload spot market price
Initiative with DAT, Nodal Exchange to go live in late 2018, TransRisk founder says.
October 27, 2017

UPS to hike tariff rates 4.9 percent, shrink dimensional price divisor on 1-cubic-foot parcels
Rate hikes to take effect Christmas Eve; accessorial charges will also increase.
October 26, 2017

XPO pulls Teamsters representation in Connecticut at request of workers there
Majority of rank-and-file submit petition to company asking for union's removal.
October 24, 2017

Digital-broker model gets smacked around at Chicago transport technology conference
Heads of Echo Global, Load Delivered Logistics take turns whacking the digital-broker piƱata.
October 12, 2017

Georgia to build third inland port in state's Northeast region
New facility to join Cordele, Chatsworth.
October 12, 2017

Will Amazon dominate last-mile delivery? Consensus, right now, is probably not
Rumored "Seller Flex" service seen as attempt to stay ahead of surging demand, not market-share play.
October 5, 2017

For U.S. 3PLs, can the world be their oyster?
There's a world of potential beyond U.S.-based 3PLs' home markets. Do they have the means to take the plunge?
September 29, 2017

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