PIB TIP: DRESS FOR SUCCESS. In addition to adding an ounce of safety to attire on the job, you can also save money. You can deduct the cost of coveralls, but not blue jeans. Also, you can deduct steel-toed shoes, but not tennis shoes. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants at ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator business services firm, and is sponsored by Freightliner Trucks.