“Take every opportunity you’re given, don’t fix yourself onto one thing.” Silvija grew up in Lithuania and studied for a chemistry degree. She then lived and worked in Ireland, before joining her mum and sister in Scotland where she got a job in the butchery at a fine food supply company. After a variety of promotions into different roles, she now works as a transport manager, ensuring goods are delivered to customers around the world.
More information about Managers and directors in transport and distribution
The UK average salary is £29,813
There are 37.5 hours in the average working week
The UK workforce is 47% female and 53% male
- Plans the optimum utilisation of staff and operating equipment, and co-ordinates maintenance activities to ensure least possible disruption to services;
- Examines traffic reports, load patterns, traffic receipts and other data and revises transport services or freight rates accordingly;
- Directs the movement, handling and storage of freight in transit, and reviews space utilisation, staffing and distribution expenditure to determine future distribution policies;
- Ensures that regulations regarding hours of work, the licensing of crews and transport equipment, the operational safety and efficiency of equipment, the insurance of vehicles and other statutory regulations are complied with;
- Ensures that harbour channels and berths are maintained and liaises with ship owners, crew, customs officials, dock and harbour staff to arrange entry, berthing and servicing of ships;
- Supervises day-to-day activities in a railway station;
- Arranges for maintenance of airport runways and buildings, liaises with fuel and catering crews to ensure adequate supplies and resolves any complaints and problems raised by airport users.
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