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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

Home Depot launches pilot for ambitious outbound delivery plan
Four-year, $1.2 billion initiative aimed at making next-day deliveries to all U.S. customers.
June 6, 2018

Change or pay up: UPS aims to modify shipper behavior through new measures
Company to impose new audit fee, raise surcharge levels on oversized shipments.
May 24, 2018

Amazon pushes dedicated truck operation; will it suck oxygen out of the driver room?
E-tailer eyeing partnerships with fleets of three or more trucks to haul between DCs.
May 18, 2018

Coyote co-founder leaves UPS less than three years after acquisition
Jeff Silver, UPS parted ways several weeks ago, sources say.
May 17, 2018

AAR about-face on longer trucks traced to short-line influence, shipper group says
Individual railroads remain neutral on longer trucks despite their trade group's shift, sources say.
May 14, 2018

Teamsters float proposal for Sunday deliveries by UPS; three officials canned for opposing it
Members of negotiating committee disagreed with 'hybrid driver' proposal.
May 7, 2018

AAR, in policy shift, to oppose any effort to change truck size laws
Rail trade group had been mostly indifferent to moves boosting twin-trailer length to 33 feet each.
May 4, 2018

Top trucking executives say tough conditions for shippers to persist
At NASSTRAC, executives weave narrative of tight capacity, high rates for foreseeable future.
May 2, 2018

Keeping on truckin', no matter what
It's a land grab for capacity in an ultra-tight market, and all ideas are on the table.
April 20, 2018

Show me the money, ASAP!: interview with Richard Piontek
Speeding up cash flow is as important today as it was 20 years ago. Richard Piontek and eCapital are using today's tools to get the job done.
April 13, 2018

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