About 4WD School

I’m Dave Logan, an avid outdoor enthusiast.

Throughout my life and career I’ve been blessed to see and experience some very cool places. I moved to south Florida as a teenager and began snorkeling and SCUBA diving. I collected my own tropical fish and maintained my own saltwater aquarium at home. I was certified as a SCUBA diver at age 13 and started college in Key West, FL at 16. I majored in Marine Biology and spent a lot of time underwater. After college I became a diver at Marineland of Florida spending everyday underwater in the dolphin and shark exhibits.

A few years later I received a degree in Marine Biology from Auburn University and started working for the National Marine Fisheries Service at a Fisheries Biologist. This meant that I spent years at sea on fishing vessels. I would typically fly out of San Diego and wait in Panama for my next assigned fishing boat. Once aboard we’d be out fishing in the western Pacific for 4 to 5 months.

While at Auburn University I had few opportunities to SCUBA dive so a friend introduced me to whitewater canoeing and kayaking. Spring breaks were spent in the mountains paddling rivers and streams in the Southeast. Eventually I had the opportunity to kayak the length of the Grand Canyon over a 13 day trip and also paddled the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. Great experiences and lifetime memories.

Over time and a few surgeries my kayaking tapered off and I bought a Jeep Wrangler. I began exploring the Southeast with occasional trips to Colorado and Utah. I became a local 4WD Club member and signed on as a Jeep Jamboree trail guide. I learned as I traveled since there were a number of people to share their wisdom with me.

In 2007, after my last 3 employers went bankrupt, I decided to get certified as an International 4WD Trainer and to open the 4WD School. When not instructing, I still travel to new places and use my Jeep to explore the backcountry.

As the owner of the 4WD School, I’ve been able to train members of our military branches. And, to train oil field employees in the Middle East. At times, I have trained federal employees with the agencies that manage our public trails. But, most of all, I train regular people like you. People that love to go out and see new places with their 4WD trucks or SUVs.

I’ve learned many things over the years and want to help you by speeding up the process. You’ll have less trial and error and more confidence in your off road driving skills.

Today’s 4WD vehicles are amazing, but they still require you to operate them and make good decisions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact the 4WD School

Email is the best option. Please contact us at info@4wdschool.com

Where do we Meet

1449 W. Church Street, Jasper, GA 30143

We will meet at 8:30AM at the Ingles Gas Express station along Hwy. 515 in Jasper, GA. See address above.

Once everyone arrives and signs the standard waiver, we will drive together for roughly 30 minutes to a private property that will be our base for the day. This property is beautiful and has the trails we will use.

What does a class cost

The “Basic” class costs $329.

Advanced classes and private classes are available upon request.

Custom classes are also available for commercial businesses, government agencies, and the military.

How long will the class last
A typical class begins on-site a little after 9AM and ends around 3:30AM to 4PM. We will then caravan back to the town of Jasper for our ride home.
What do I need to bring
You’ll want a full tank of gas and a lunch with snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. We will be outdoors all day, so bring plenty of water or soft drinks.
Cancel my attendance in a class

The 4WD School will issue a full refund if you cancel your Registration up to 7 days before the class. Or, we will transfer your Registration to another date within one year.

Are there indoor restrooms onsite

Yes, there is one indoor restroom and a few Porta Potties.

Can I bring my children or pets
We don’t allow pets or children younger than 16 for safety reasons. We have found that children and pets can be a distraction and it is difficult to ensure their safety. Please contact us if you have a special circumstance.
Impairment
No one who arrives impaired due to alcohol or illegal drug consumption will be allowed to participate in the class.
Waiver
You will be asked to sign a standard “Assumption of Risk” waiver that protects the landowner and the 4WD School.
Weather
Our classes are held rain or shine. But, in the event of unsafe road or trail conditions we will postpone a class. Your payment can be held for the next available class or refunded based on your desire.