How Much will you get paid per diem? Semi-truck per diem online calculator.

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Understanding the per diem rate for truck drivers can significantly simplify budgeting for on-the-road expenses. Our easy-to-use calculator helps truck drivers to estimate their per diem based on the number of full days and partial days worked. By inputting these numbers, our calculator swiftly determines your total per diem. Use our Per Diem Calculator as a tool to enhance your financial planning on the road.

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Visit Drivewyze Preclear if you are interested in the largest network of weigh station bypass sites in North America and Safety+ for a new way to coach drivers and improve safety outcomes.

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Formula Used

Total Per Diem = (Number of Full Days Worked * Full Day Rate) + (Number of Partial Days Worked * Partial Day Rate)

In this formula:

  • Number of Full Days Worked is the total number of full days the trucker worked.
  • Number of Partial Days Worked is the total number of partial days the trucker worked.
  • Full Day Rate is the fixed daily rate provided to the trucker for a full day's work.
  • Partial Day Rate is the fixed daily rate provided to the trucker for a partial day's work.
  • To calculate the total per diem, you multiply the number of full days worked by the full day rate and the number of partial days worked by the partial day rate, then add the two results together.

Examples

Number of Full Days Worked Number of Partial Days Worked Full Day Rate Partial Day Rate Total Per Diem
10 2 69 51.75 741.5
20 3 69 51.75 1438.25

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


What is a per diem?

Per diem is a daily allowance for living expenses a company gives its employees who are traveling for work. For truckers, it typically covers meals and incidentals.

Is per diem taxable?

Per diem payments can often be excluded from taxable income if they meet certain IRS guidelines, which makes them an attractive option for many truck drivers. However, specific rules can vary, so it's recommended to consult a tax professional.

How is the per diem rate determined?

The per diem rate is often determined by the federal government and can change from year to year. The rate can also vary depending on the location where the trucker is working.

Can I calculate the per diem for a month?

Yes, you can calculate the per diem for a month. Simply enter the number of days worked in that month into the calculator.

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