Truck drivers can claim a variety of tax deductions while on the road. Mileage, daily meal allowances, truck repair (maintenance), overnight hotel expenses, and union dues are some of the tax deductions available. However, local truck drivers typically cannot deduct travel expenses. For more information regarding the standard meal allowance, please refer to IRS Publication 1542 "Per Diem Rates". Claiming these deductions helps lower your tax liability and helps you recoup some of the money spent during the year for travel.
Business Expenses - http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p535.pdf
Transportation Expenses - http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p463.pdf
Please refer to the chart below for additional truck driver deductions you may not have been aware of.
*Valid deductions unless reimbursed or paid for by employer.
First Aid Supplies
CB Radio & Repair
Pens & Pencils
GPS Map Updates
Wide Load Flags