I'm a feeder driver in reno that works under the d.o.t hrs of service regulations. some of my co workers say that we qualify for the per diem tax deduction and some say no. same goes with a couple tax people i spoke with. some say yes since we are under dot and some say no cause we are not gone overnight. ( i am not a layover driver) I have already searched 3 books and irs.gov website and can not find a definitive answer to this question. I'd hate to take an almost $8000 ded ( 200 X $52 X .75 ) and get audited and have it disallowed and face penalties and interest. any ideas, input, suggestions would be appreciated.