What do you guys get for meal allowances on overnight runs?

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  1. dextrdog

    dextrdog Light Load Member

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    My company just added overnight runs . Leave Monday morning , do half a route, stay at a hotel, do the other half of the route and come back. So 2 days and 1 night . We’re getting 30$ TOTAL for meal allowance. Idk if there is laws on this but that doesn’t seem right . From the research I’ve done, the standard is over 50$ per day for food . And the cherry on top is , they make us turn in receipts, then are supposed to reimburse us for up to 30$, I ran this route 2 weeks ago and didn’t get reimbursed yet, the excuse I got was “ it’s a process, we’ll pay reimburse you “ aka someone isn’t doing their job . We get paid weekly
     
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  3. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Road Train Member

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    Per diem that you claim on taxes is 80% of $60-odd per day. Be thankful they're giving you anything.
     
  4. dextrdog

    dextrdog Light Load Member

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    Every outfit I’ve ever worked for if they sent us out for an overnighter they always gave us cash per day that’s why I’m asking
     
  5. Bob Dobalina

    Bob Dobalina Road Train Member

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    jmz Medium Load Member

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    FxF has a limit of $70 per day when traveling for business, but it’s not clear if that also applies to overnight linehaul runs or just general travel.
     
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  7. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    Ive done many overnight runs and didn't get any cash for meals.
     
  8. scott180

    scott180 Medium Load Member

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    Please list names of the companies that have been paying for overnights.
    Many here would love to work for them.
     
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  9. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Medium Load Member

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    That’s pretty generous honestly. I could eat like royalty on $30 a day but of course I cook my own food. As it stands now, I eat very well by cooking my own meals on the truck for between $250-$300 per month. I rarely eat out. And I refuse to eat truckstop junk food.
     
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  10. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Road Train Member

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    Which is why he should be doubly thankful.
     
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  11. BlkZrx

    BlkZrx Bobtail Member

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    Our guys get 20 bucks a night for any overnights, Except for a couple guys, doesn't happen often. Hasn't changed in 7 years.
     
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