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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 fulfillment growth into secondary markets driving up warehouse labor costs, report says
Surge in labor-intensive facility development having ripple effect nationwide, JLL says.
February 14, 2017

Teamsters name O'Brien to succeed Hall as head of package division
O'Brien, head of Boston's Local 25, will oversee upcoming UPS contract talks.
February 13, 2017

USPS warns defection of three key customers could hurt package business
Amazon, UPS, FedEx building competitive delivery networks.
February 9, 2017

FedEx enters the fray for share of small business fulfillment services
Former Genco, now "FedEx Supply Chain," to provide services to small, mid-size customers.
February 7, 2017

Amazon's shipping costs soared in fourth quarter, far exceeding revenue
"Fulfillment by Amazon" accounted for 55 percent of all third-party sales in fourth quarter.
February 2, 2017

DeFazio unveils plan to tie bond issuance for transport projects to inflation-indexed fuel tax hikes
Proposal would hike gas, diesel taxes by combined 1 cent a year, raise $500 billion by 2030, lawmaker says.
February 1, 2017

Leaders of Teamsters freight division announce their retirements, union says
Johnson, Sweeton, losers of elections in their regions, depart union as of Tuesday.
February 1, 2017

Amazon's Cincinnati air hub speaks to company's broad supply chain ambitions
$1.5 billion facility designed to reduce delivery and fulfillment costs, ultimately expand market share.
February 1, 2017

Roadrunner faces the music after revealing multiple years of financial re-statements
Company admits financial, operating problems, re-organizes operations; analyst thinks future is bleak.
January 31, 2017

For UPS, e-commerce has become the tail that wags the big dog
B2C's increasing presence pressured Big Brown in holiday quarter.
January 31, 2017

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