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4-Wheel Freedom, Brad DeLong, Author

“No matter what your level of off-road driving, time spent with Bill will help you reach even higher.” – Brad DeLong

Jeep Adventures with Bill Burke

“We had the best Jeep adventure with you ever! You inspire such confidence with unending patience. How do you do it? You are a uniquely talented teacher who teaches with not only your wonderful brain, but your heart and soul.” – SB, CA 2010

“Don’t Concentrate on Making a Lot of Money, Rather on Becoming the Type of Person with Whom People Want to do Business.”

Bill Burke is an internationally recognized trainer and recovery expert who teaches back country driving techniques, winching and extrication methods, vehicle preparation and maintenance, land navigation and woods skills through classes, private training, instructor and trail leader courses to individuals, families, groups, clubs, vehicle manufacturers and dealers, tour operators, government agencies, and all organizations that use 4WD vehicles in their operations.

4-Wheel Drive Education starts with an understanding of how a 4-wheel drive (4WD) works, giving you insight into why your 4WD performs as it does. Bill, through his experience as an ASE Master Truck Technician and the use of training aids, will teach you how to get the most out of your 4WD. Each obstacle, stuck vehicle, and piece of 4WD equipment becomes a discussion, a demonstration, and an opportunity for learning. Safety is fundamental.

Bill’s sense of humor and history, geographical expertise, and environmental insight combine to give a greater sense of civilization as we know it relative to the prospectors, explorers, natives and dinosaurs who were on the trail before us! His comprehension of group dynamics and personalities means that even in large groups, each person feels like a vital part of the training rather than merely a participant. From first-time 4-wheelers to highly experienced drivers, each student will expand their skill level exponentially under Bill’s watchful eye.

"Everyone is still talking about the experience. There's even a thread in the "Members" section regarding a more advanced driving class. You & Chris definitely knocked it out of the park... Rising Sun will be back! Thank you for having us. It was truly an eye opener for me and my driving/leadership skills jumped by leaps & bounds. Truth be told, I'm still processing a lot of it!!!"

– Travis Hurley
Cruise Moab Coordinator Committee

“If you are looking for a trail guide and 4WD instructor, you can do no better than 4-Wheeling America.”

– John Lee
Expedition Exchange

Cover for Bill Burke's 4-Wheeling America - since 1986
Bill Burke's 4-Wheeling America - since 1986

Bill Burke's 4-Wheeling America - since 1986

Our passion to "Pay it Forward" drives us to teach at the highest level, so that when you are under pressure: "You don't rise to the level of your expectations; You will fall to the level of your training!"

As I bring this short story around about how that one random (but thought inducing) introduction at a Safety Conference got me thinking and reminded me about those that have always had my back. So this brings the circle mostly around! It is certainly “unbroken” as the song goes!!! The I4WDTA is celebrating 20 years as a strong Association. The Peer Review, Third Party Vetting and the strong leadership from Chris Cole have moved the Association into the open door of the future! There are many members around the globe who have contributed to the succession – and will continue to do so. The current Board of Directors has taken over the helm of organization and growth. The membership is now very active in the future movement of the I4WDTA. The new directives and headed up now by Izzy Sanchez, with help from Kurt Williams, Stephen Houghey, Thomas Burton, Chris Cole and myself as BOD, the strong leadership and logistics brought on by Cole to help pass the torch to the membership is really making a wonderful Association much stronger. Thanks to the ever present administrative support of Anne Pence and now with the members taking on roles for Web Management, News Letter production and international identity the Association has given rise to an industry awareness! The strength to keep education and skill development a strong tenant of the goals I hoped for in the early days has been paid forward! It is wonderful for me to now be part of a much bigger circle of professionals. The I4WDTA is truly the foundation and standard for formal technical terrain skill education and skill development in the off-road industry. Thank you all!!! #i4wdta ... See MoreSee Less
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Early days. Denver RV show we had a booth to talk about 4wd education. I still have this “plow” on the D90. Thank you Pat and Jan of Pull-Pal for trusting me to demonstrate your innovative portable anchor. The Original!!! March 1995 with the D90 here and March 1994 with the CJ7, but early 1993 we shook hands!!!#pullpal#pull-pal ... See MoreSee Less
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Outstanding couple of weeks with smart folks!! Thanks Chris Nelson and Mike Reed for being on task!!! Little bit of weather came and went, then came and went again. Be Prepared as they say. It can happen at any moment. Cooper Tires for the win. Long live the Ling Longs!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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