Earlsfat, or any other tax guru's, need some insight. My brother is getting royally dikked over lately and I just want to see if he has an option to get reimbursed. He's a Local 150 Union operating engineer. His shop has him driving 96 miles one way to a jobsite. This job site is ~76 miles from his shop base. He's forced to drive his POV and he's spending $8 each way in tolls on top of it. This is costing him over $500 a week in traveling expenses with no reimbursements. Is there some kind of tax write off he can use to get reimbursed ?? They told him unless he's transporting work equipment, he can't write it off. I would think him transporting his hard hat, safety glasses, safety boots, etc. all constitutes him transporting his equipment for the jobsite. Either way , I thought if you drove over 45-50 miles one way to a jobsite from your home base you could write it off. Any tax experts here that can chime in ?? He's blowing $200 every 2 days in gas plus $32 in tolls......I feel he's getting ripped off.