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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

Coming together for road safety: interview with Joshua Girard
A private-sector group called "Together for Safer Roads" wants to keep global roads accident-free. Joshua Girard of AB InBev explains how the corporate world is pitching in to do this.
November 12, 2018

Off the rails
The contract between UPS and the Teamsters calls for shifting part of Big Brown's traffic from intermodal to over-the-road. Is this a wake-up call for the railroads?
October 11, 2018

Freight rate spikes shaking up the C-suite
According to a panel of shipper executives at CSCMP's EDGE Conference, this year's trucking rate spike has some U.S. companies looking to private fleet, rail options.
October 3, 2018

White House shelves release of internal report on postal reform
Trump unhappy with recommendations, people say.
September 13, 2018

UPS unveils plan to boost margins on B2C deliveries
`Transformation' program to focus mostly on U.S.; company seeks more delivery consolidations to increase operating leverage.
September 13, 2018

A broker by any other name
Digitally focused startups believe there is much low-hanging fruit in traditional brokerage operations. But the fruit picking has taken an unexpected turn.
August 30, 2018

DHL unit tests program to manage returns of cross-border e-commerce
Pilot underway in U.S.-U.K., U.S.-Australia lanes.
August 23, 2018

U.S. ports want tariff exemption on purchases of Chinese-built cranes
AAPA also seeks exemptions on other types of container-handling equipment.
August 20, 2018

Accomplishing the impossible: interview with Brad Jacobs
The logistics industry existed before Brad Jacobs. It will likely never be the same after him.
August 17, 2018

Stewards at UPS' largest local vote to reject labor contracts
Actions by Local 89 officials raise chances of `no' votes by rank-and-file.
August 14, 2018

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