History & Culture

The Very First U-Haul Trucks

Perhaps nothing is as synonymous with U-Haul as moving trucks. Whether you’re in a congested city or driving along a two-lane road in a rural area, odds are it won’t…

Sustainable Mobility

In the U.S. and Canada, residential mobility is a need, NOT a want. More than 50 million people in North America move every year and the average U.S. resident moves…

Bob Dudley December 2013

Meet the Team: Bob Dudley

Bob Dudley is the project manager for the U-Haul Truck Product Group. Here, in his own words, he explains how he ended up at U-Haul and why he’s stayed with…

U-Haul Team Member with Translation App

WOWed in Translation

EL MONTE, Calif.—Math may be the universal language. But in the U-Haul universe, excellent customer service is a language we all speak. This is especially true with Inez Cervantes, general…

Three Generations - Woody's Service Center and U-Haul Dealership

Woody’s Service Center and U-Haul Dealership

LA GRANGE, Ga.—Hearing the familiar ding, the attendant of a small-town service station heads out to greet the customer at the driver’s-side window. “Afternoon, Mrs. Thompson,” he says. “The usual?…

U-Box Container at home

First International U-Box Container Shipment

When the U-Box Program launched in June 2008, the Company’s first portable storage solution was tested in eight markets. Since then, the growth has been rapid. Just three years after…

U-Haul Pioneers Dick and Butch Ostendorf

As U-Haul celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2015, we’re taking a look back at some of the people who helped make U-Haul what it is today. Here, we honor Dick…

Why U-Haul Orange - Old Van Trailer

Why U-Haul Orange?

U-Haul orange … it’s been the company color virtually since day one. In the original merchandising of U-Haul trailers in 1945, co-founders L.S. and Anna Mary Shoen’s first decision was…

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…