This article originally appeared on VICE Netherlands.
Last weekend, about 50,000 people traveled to the Dutch TT Circuit racetrack in Assen for the 36th edition of the biggest and baddest transport event in Europe: Truckstar Festival. Photographer Sander van der Bij expected to find the usual TT-crowd—extremely loud drunks that only seem to like really loud honks and binge drinking. Instead, he found a lovely bunch of avid amateurs and serious professionals. Trucking and transport is serious business, after all.
Van der Bij walked along the entire track, where 2,200 trucks were displayed. He photographed the most beautiful trucks and their proud drivers, and he asked them to say a few words about their prized possessions.
You can find more of Sander van der Bij's work on his website.