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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

The changing face of cargo theft: interview with Scott Cornell
Cargo theft and protection is a cat-and-mouse game over some valuable cheese, according to Scott Cornell of Travelers Insurance.
July 20, 2018

Driving in the pole position
Trucking in trouble? Authors of the latest "State of Logistics Report" beg to differ.
July 16, 2018

It's become the mother...
Of truckload rate cycles, that is. The pick-up in demand has done what many feared it would do.
July 16, 2018

UPS, Teamster compact would pay new sleeper teams nearly $1 per mile
Intermodal traffic to be diverted to expanded sleeper network starting in first quarter of '19, union official says.
July 10, 2018

'Nuclear' verdicts take toll on insurance firms' appetite to underwrite trucking risk
Huge award in Werner's 2014 accident latest blow to insurance market's stability.
July 2, 2018

Amazon enters next phase of logistics build-out with delivery partner program
Initiative to build partner relationships to control supply of drivers, capacity.
June 28, 2018

What can 83 cents an hour buy you? A UPS-Teamster contract
Proposed 5-year pact raises full-timers' pay by 83 cents an hour per year.
June 26, 2018

UPS, Teamsters agree to cut use of rail, rely more on sleeper team drivers
Tentative five-year contract, still subject to ratification vote, also creates new class of combination driver.
June 22, 2018

Truckers sitting in sweet spot as decade winds down, State of Logistics Report says
Truckers seen taking share from rails as technologies drive down costs, improve service, annual report says; transport, inventory costs climbed well above inflation in '17, it adds.
June 19, 2018

Changes in parcel landscape loom large as UPS, Teamsters knock heads again
UPS says it needs flexibility to compete with parcel newbies. Will the union play ball?
June 15, 2018

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