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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

Pitney Bowes buys Newgistics for $475 million in move to expand presence in parcel shipping
Pitney to gain access to network processing 100 million parcels annually.
September 6, 2017

Truckload spot rates soar in immediate aftermath of Harvey's Gulf rampage
Truck availability impaired as far away as western Michigan.
September 5, 2017

Harvey moves on, leaving a transport network with formidable challenges
Trucking operations to resume out of balance, with many truckload carriers, drivers chasing high-margin "FEMA Freight." LTL carriers may see major cost hit.
August 30, 2017

As Harvey remains a menace, ALAN lays groundwork for long-term recovery efforts
Warehouse, DC space expected to spring up in Houston, Gulf Coast once floodwaters recede; pop-up warehouse to support huge redistribution operation, Fulton says.
August 29, 2017

With Harvey, humanitarian logistics grapples with storm of unprecedented proportions
ALAN calls on logistics community to make donations that do not tax supply chain capacity. Harvey to impact 7 percent of all U.S. trucking, FTR says.
August 28, 2017

Is CSX Hunter Harrison's Waterloo?
He may make his model work, and history is on his side. Yet the CSX network is a different fish kettle than the master operator is used to.
August 24, 2017

Can truckers learn to stop worrying and love the mandate?
As the mid-December deadline looms for compliance with the electronic logging device mandate, experts say truckers can weather the storm and even profit from the experience—as long as shippers do their bit.
August 23, 2017

The legacy of 15 days in August
Twenty years ago this month, 185,000 Teamsters ended a 15-day nationwide strike against UPS. Its aftermath still resonates.
August 19, 2017

TPG acquisition may take Transplace beyond North America, executive says
Going international a "growth vector that's been discussed," Transplace president says.
August 15, 2017

Alphabet soup of regulations could present a nasty stew for truck shippers
ELD, FSMA compliance to crunch capacity across the board; contract rates waiting to play catch-up to the spot market.
August 7, 2017

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