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Don’t Forget These Tax Deductions Available for Truck Drivers

Tax season isn’t just a hectic time for accountants and financial professionals — it’s a crazy time for all of us! As a professional truck driver, did you know that you have a lot of items you can write off?

Be sure to use this list as a guide, and talk to your tax professional about all of your deduction possibilities as a truck driver.

Fees and Expenses

While your specific company may pay for the majority of your fees and expenses, others may come out of your pocket. These expenses may include:

  • CDL License
  • Parking Fees
  • DOT Physical
  • Drug Testing
  • Tolls
  • Air Far
  • Hotels and Lodging
  • And more

You’re on the road a lot, so naturally you will incur a fair amount of expenses throughout your travels. Remember to keep every receipt you receive while on the road. Not only will your company need it, but your tax professional will as well.


From cleaning supplies to supplies for your tractor, your job requires a lot of supplies. You can write these off too! Possible supply deductions can include:

  • Paper Towels
  • Window Cleaner
  • Trash Bags
  • Coolant
  • Fans
  • Bunk Heaters
  • Air Fresheners (really)

Throughout your career and travels, you may need other miscellaneous supplies, such as:

  • Storage Bins
  • Alarm Clocks
  • First Aid Kits
  • Coffee Maker
  • And More

Always keep supply receipts safely stored so you can revisit them during the next tax season. Your chosen tax professional will help you determine what you can and cannot write off, but it never hurts to be prepared.

Additional Necessities

Did you know that you could even write off clothing you purchased for the job? Boots, gloves, safety glasses and other types of clothing or protective wear you use on the job and purchased separately, can be considered deductions.

In addition, certain electronic devices and equipment can be deducted from your taxes as well. By keeping receipts for your GPS device, power cords, and even Bluetooth technologies, you have the opportunity to write off these expenses.

Of course, before any of this happens, you have to complete your training and receive your CDL License from United Truck Driving School. Contact us today to learn more about our 18-day professional truck driving course.