Driver profile: Jimmy Richmond

SMALL fleet owner Jimmy Richmond carries a Scottish flag around Australia in his 1982 model FD Hino as he delivers furniture.

The 50-year-old Jimmy is proud of his Scottish heritage and also of his 155cm height which makes him one of the shortest truckies Down Under.

"Everybody in the industry calls me by my nickname of 'little' and I like it," he said.

Jimmy also has a Scotland the Brave buckle which he wears proudly and his company name is Belfast Removals.

"Everybody just calls me Jimmy Little because I am so short," he said.

"And I tip the scales at just 46kg so I would be one of this country's lightest truck drivers.

"I carry furniture all over Australian and this trip I have come from Brisbane up to Tully and Cairns.

"But I go to most states and territories including NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and sometimes Tasmania."

Born at Kilmarnock in Scotland, Jimmy went to New Zealand as a young boy with his family and stayed there for 20 years.

"I was a jockey over there for a while because of my size and have been Down Under for more than two decades," he said.

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