Beginning October 1, 2015, truck drivers will see a small pump in per diem pay. The current per diem rate for the transportation industry is $59 per day.
On October 1, the per diem rate will increase to $63. For those traveling outside of the continental United States, the per diem rate will be $68.
“The transportation industry has special rates for meals and incidental expenses. Beginning 10/1/15, that rate will be $63 within the continental US and $68 outside the continental US,” the IRS states.