For the first time in three years, the allowable driver per diem is going up.
The Internal Revenue Service said the per diem for transportation workers in the 2021-22 period will be rising to $69 for travel in the continental U.S. and up to $74 for travel outside the continental U.S. Both figures represent an increase of $3.
The new rate goes into effect Oct. 1, the start of the federal budget year. The earlier rate had been in effect since 2018-19.