A loyal worker, 64-year-old Kurt Mispelkamp has worked for Bells Cranes, based in Cairns, for 18 years.
He was driving a 2010 Volvo which carried a four tonne PK-14 Palfinger crane when Big Rigs saw him at a pull off area near Ellis Beach.
“I’ve been lifting workers who are doing rock stabilisation work on the Captain Cook Highway with the crane,” he said.
Mispelkamp added he planned to continue to work with Bells Cranes for at least two more years.
“They have been good to me and by then I will have 20 years service up,” he revealed.
Mispelkamp also said he believed that more pull off areas were required for trucks along the Captain Cook Highway.
“This one we are at is the only one really suitable for trucks,” he said.
The quietly spoken Mispelkamp has been in Australia since 1958 and in Cairns for 26 years. When he has time off, he likes to go camping.
Some reckon Cairns driver Mispelkamp bears a resemblance to new American President Joe Biden. When I commented on the resemblance, he smiled but didn’t comment further.