An avid fly fisherman, hunter, canoeist and four-wheeler, Moses Ludel took his first driver's license exam in the family CJ-5 Jeep. Two years later, at age eighteen, he drove the Rubicon Trail by the back route, entering from the Miller Lake access and tracking the largely unmarked trail across the Sierra Mountains to Placerville, California.
Moses worked as a master truck mechanic and heavy equipment operator before earning a Bachelor of Science (Pre-Law/Sociology) degree with honors from the University of Oregon. He has taught Adult Education level courses in Automotive and Diesel Mechanics and now has a twenty year track record as an automotive journalist and photographer with emphasis on four-wheel drive vehicles.
Moses Ludel's body of published work now exceeds 2400 technical features, stories and columns plus five Owner's Bible™ series books and two Jeep® CJ Rebuilder"s Manuals for Bentley Publishers. His magazine credits include Off-Road, Four-Wheeler, 4WD SUV, 4x4 Magazine Japan, Trailer Life, Motorhome, Popular Hot Rodding, Chevy Truck, Jp Magazine and many others. Moses served as tech editor and columnist for the original Jp Magazine. From 1994-97, he wrote the "Drivetime" section column for Portland's Oregonian newspaper.
A past board member for the national TREAD LIGHTLY! program, Moses has consulted to 4WD truck/SUV manufacturers including General Motors, Toyota, Subaru, Jeep Corporation/Mopar and Mercedes-Benz. Moses Ludel now heads a Website business, Moses Ludel.Com, LLC, www.mosesludel.com) devoted to information and products for Jeep® 4WD vehicles.