Big-rig drivers cruise America's highways every day, but most of the commuters and recreational drivers who share those roads have never seen the inside of an 18-wheeler's cab.
To pull back the curtain on the private lives of professional drivers, a photographer from Vice magazine recently spent several days shooting pictures of these rolling workplaces, each one a combination of office, bunkroom, kitchen, and living space.
Snapped at truck stops in New York and Pennsylvania, the 42 photographs in the gallery show drivers young and old, single and married, hauling everything from chickens to furniture to industrial equipment.
Photographer Joshua Simpson discovered that every trucker has built a personal space with most of the comforts of a stationary home, packed into tight quarters and criss-crossed with power cords for an array of cell phones, GPS devices, DVD players, and satellite radios.
The drivers themselves also showed plenty of character, with one man proudly showing off his vintage Peterbilt dashboard, another driver and his wife making room to bring their granddaughter along on road trips, and a third driver traveling with his wife as they save up money to remodel their home.
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