Requirements, no. But recommendations, yes. This job is unique in many ways, and the role of a certain form of education that can be associated with it is no exception.
There are no educational requirements for entering this workforce and performing this job, which gives a whole new (and very welcome) meaning to the companies that they work for being truly equal-opportunity employers. And once a person gets started in this, there continue to be no educational requirements. But there is one form of education that is immensely helpful, both in terms of getting the job, and after that, in terms of getting the most out of the job, with regard to both income and enjoyment. My own first realization of the need for it -- which I was about to face immediately, and which all who were doing it, present and future also would face -- began during my very first run, in the summer of 1977, and grew with subsequent trips.
At bottom, this really is one of the very easiest jobs to perform on the planet. It boils down to being the equivalent of getting paid to drive one's own car somewhere. And that's why people from all ages over 18, walks of life, and all educational levels from practically none through Ph.D. can be found doing this work. There's just one problem -- the absence of knowledge beforehand of many helpful facts and techniques that could have made a huge difference to countless thousands of them. Knowledge that would have substantially enhanced all aspects of the job for them. The vast majority of drivers either don't stay in it long enough to learn those aspects by trial-and-error... or have never obtained the Resource Package that we have prepared and made available to people over the last three decades.
With those resources, the learning curve takes only about five or six hours. But learning these aspects without them makes the learning curve about four years long. A tedious process during which the driver frequently finds himself saying, "Wow!! I wish I'd known that sooner. And during which time income gradually increases with the slow growth of knowledge, experience, and efficiency.
There are many "tricks of the trade" that enhance this job. Ones that are easy to learn, and which, once learned, come second-nature to the person doing this. There are so many of those that our complete handbook & guide to this job is 8-1/2" x 11" in size and 160 pages long. It contains the complete knowledge of all techniques and aspects learned by the author, and by many other very experienced drivers, over 30 years, from 1979 to present. And it is accompanied by a 1-hr. and 20-min. audio CD that contains even more information. About 99% of the 100,000 people doing this job have never heard of these resources, so are gradually learning the ropes the hard way. The other 1% started right out with this unique form of education, and those doing the job full-time were able to earn at the rate of $50,000 a year from Day One. Part-timers at the same rate -- about $200 a day, after expenses. That's how much difference this can make.
Finally, let's look at some official government statistics to get a real eye-opener.
Per this source, here are the cold, hard facts about educational levels and average incomes of Americans, that encompass all types of work. As of 2006...
of ALL Education Levels
|Less than completion of high school|
|High school Diploma or Equivalent|
|Bachelor's Degree or higher|
|  Bachelor's Degree|
|Master's Degree or higher|
Remember how I mentioned that this job is unique?
Just to earn a Bachelor's Degree costs, on average, more than $10,000 a year (and that's very conservative), and takes four years of a person's life to accomplish. So that they can earn, on average, $42,100 a year. (And remember, the figure in that table refers to all people who have attained that level of education, regardless of how long they've been working. That $42,100 does not represent the average starting wage.) So for all that time and expense, people end up averaging $42,100 a year to get up in the morning every day to go to a job they may love, hate, or anything in between.
The average annual income of those who work full-time delivering new vehicles, armed with the education that we provide them is $50,000. For which they have only needed to expend about six hours or so in study time and a total of around fifty dollars for the resource materials. (The equivalent of buying textbooks in college. With this, there's no tuition, extra fees, or room and board.) And almost all who are doing this job love to be paid to roam and explore their continent's wonderlands.
So we invite you to do the math, and remember that tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life. All that has gone before is now in the past. If every day up until now hasn't been a fascinating adventure that you've been getting up in the morning looking forward to, you now are empowered to change that situation. And for more than 30 years, as the primary gateway to this job, we've helped tens of thousands of people to do just that.