History & Culture

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…

U-Haul Seasons Greetings Sign

U-Haul Team Member Season’s Greetings

The holidays are a special time of year for U-Haul Company. Not only is U-Haul involved in numerous volunteer projects and works closely with UPS and Fed-Ex to make sure…

A.M. Carty and the U-Haul Trailer Man

WWII veteran L.S. “Sam” Shoen and his wife Anna Mary Carty Shoen co-founded U-Haul in 1945 and created the do-it-yourself moving industry. They shared the hard work and put every…

U-Haul Christmas Cheer Snowman

U-Haul Center Christmas Cheer

Things can get pretty hectic around a U-Haul center. Between helping customers find the right truck or trailer, helping them get the right moving supplies and reminding everyone get a…