History & Culture

U-Haul Adaptive Reuse Program

In the U.S., construction and demolition (C&D) waste is about 143 million metric tons annually that is for the most part landfilled. According to a recent Wayne State University study,…

Early U-Haul Self-Storage Cage Lockers

Looking Back: U-Haul Self-Storage

In 1974, U-Haul entered the self-storage industry to meet the changing business environment and the needs of our customers. Early self-storage units consisted of chain-link containers placed inside existing U-Haul…

ROBOTIC WELDING--Working Surface Rotates

The Future is Now: U-Haul is Using Robots

U-Haul Team members take the Company’s Primary Service Objective (PSO) seriously: “To provide a better and better product and service to more and more people at a lower and lower cost.”…

Cooper Celebrates 55-Years With U-Haul

SOMERSET, Ky.—Times sure have changed since 1956. But for the people of Somerset—several generations of them—one thing has stayed the same: Cooper Brother Citgo and U-Haul Dealership has been there…

truck sharing

Sharing U-Haul Trucks and Trailers

Many people have heard the quote, “All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten.” It comes from the book of the same name by Robert Fulghum. What’s the…

Henry Kelly at Burlington Manufacturing Company in Canada , circa 1960

U-Haul Starts Serving Canada

2015 marks U-Haul Company’s 60th year of serving do-it-yourself movers in Canada. In 1955, U-Haul opened for business with dealerships in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia. By 1988,…

The Evolution of U-Haul Trailers

U-Haul trailers have come a long way from the first trailers that rolled into service in 1945. Those very first trailers used old automobile rear ends for undercarriages. Within a…

U-Haul Dealer Hooking Up Trailer

1,000th U-Haul Dealer

From its inception in 1945, U-Haul relied on local business owners becoming trailer rental “agents” (called U-Haul Dealers today). In fact, if a person was moving to a location that…

Meet the Team: Angie DeWinter

A Moving Story By Angie DeWinter-U-Haul Human Resources Vice President Everyone knows that U-Haul Team members are the moving experts. After 29 years with U-Haul, I like to think I…

Meet the Team: Larry De Respino

Larry De Respino is the assistant general counsel/litigation for U-Haul International. Here, in his own words, he tells how he became a “legal storyteller.” Gather ‘Round Children By Larry De…

Spring Valley Vegas Sustainability

U-Haul Sustainability

Corporate sustainability has gained increasing recognition over the last decade, as businesses address sustainability issues in order to resolve environmental and social problems. In addition, according to annual reports published…