History & Culture

Mike the Master Tech

Featured Master Technician: Mike Hamilton

After 70 years in the moving industry, Team U-Haul knows what it takes to keep our trucks and trailers running smoothly … and it’s much more involved than regular oil…

Moving Through the Centuries

Sure, it’s easy to complain on moving day, we’ve all done it at one point or another. But when it comes right down to it, we really don’t have it…

Tarp Top Trailer

The Evolution of U-Haul Trailers

U-Haul trailers have come a long way from the first trailers that rolled into service in 1945. The evolution of U-Haul trailers has been a thoughtful process to ensure the…

Roy Schott: 55 Years of Superior Service

LONDON, Ky.—Nestled in the embracing arms of the Daniel Boone National Forest, London shares its home state with Mammoth Cave National Park, which encompasses portions of Mammoth Cave, the longest…

Raymond and David Greenhalgh 2005

Greenhalghs Are U-Haul Dealer Pioneers

WEST WARWICK, R.I.—When Raymond Greenhalgh opened a service station in West Warwick in 1954, he didn’t see it as anything fancy. “I guess you could say it was your average…

The Secret Life of Boxman

The Secret Life of Boxman

Boxman is a man of many mysteries and talents.  By day he is a superhero helping move families everywhere.  Boxman can be found in the corporate offices of U-Haul International, working…

Honor customers

Revolutionizing the Customer Experience

From the very first U-Haul trailer rental in 1945, Team U-Haul has operated under the principle that the customer is our only source of income. They pay our salaries and…

Logan Frank and Phil Schnee

Frank and Schnee Celebrate 60 Years with U-Haul

Sixty Years of Service. It’s something that’s never been achieved before in U-Haul Company’s history. There are some U-Haul Dealerships that have been open for 60 years or more, but…

Elaine DeShong receiving 10-Year Service Award from Hap Carty

U-Haul Pioneer Elaine DeShong

If U-Haul could crown a queen of customer service, Elaine DeShong would be that monarch. Though she retired in 1995, her legacy with the company lives on in every move…

Scott Leach-55 Years

Soft-Spoken Scott Leach Celebrates Major Milestone

BROWNWOOD, Texas—Scott Leach is a very soft-spoken man with a dry sense of humor. When asked his thoughts about the major milestone his family business—Leach Brothers Manufacturing and U-Haul Dealership—celebrating…

Ray Smith and Joe Shoen

U-Haul Pioneer Ray Smith

Henry Ford said, “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” After many years of hard work and dedication, U-Haul Pioneer and Area District Vice President…