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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

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

Congdon to leave Old Dominion CEO post after decade of historic outperformance
Executive to step down May 16 to become executive chairman. Gantt, current president, to become CEO.
March 10, 2018

Massive jury award against FedEx unit could re-set standard for damages in truck accidents
Appeals court's decision to uphold $165 million award in fatal New Mexico accident could re-calibrate thinking on jury behavior.
March 8, 2018

Skinning the tight-capacity cat
It's getting rough on the roads for truck shippers. But is a rate hosing foreordained?
March 5, 2018

Business interests defeat effort in Illinois to slap "impact" fees on warehouse owners
Levy would have been based on level of truck activity at "logistics centers."
March 1, 2018

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