TEAMWORK – Pia Turma, Logistics ManagerOn September 22, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
My name is Pia Turma, I work as logistics
manager for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing team. I’m responsible for travel arrangements for the team, and also logistics matters, trucks and also air freight containers to long-haul rallies. I have to make sure that our people are at
the right time in the right place, and also our trucks and cars. Yes, it’s a huge amount
of people and sometimes it’s a very tricky to book hotels when there is a rally, and
there are also tourists in the same place. It’s not so difficult if you plan everything
very well beforehand, but of course it takes a little bit more time to book flights to
the long-haul destinations and it takes time to plan everything, for example ocean containers
and air freight for our cars and spare parts. I enjoy to work for an international team.
It’s fun that we have people from different countries, and I haven’t worked before with
Japanese. I like to work with Japanese, it’s fun. I watch the WRC live stream as much as I can
at work, at home, and it’s exciting. My biggest dream is that our team wins the
manufacturers’ title, and of course my dream is that we work together as a team and we
have a good team spirit and we enjoy it.