History & Culture

Made in America – Manufacturing

Since U-Haul’s initial founding by Sam  Shoen and Anna Mary Carty Shoen in 1945, we have manufactured our own moving equipment. Seeing a need for do-it-yourself movers, Sam and Anna Mary started with…

Reno U-Haul Trailer Sign night

Classic U-Haul Trailer Sign Gets Some TLC

RENO, Nev.—In the 1970s, Reno’s population was 121,068 and growing. Casinos like the Sands Regency, Peppermill and Atlantis took shape … and so did another noteworthy business: U-Haul at Oddie…

Free Range Truck

Free Range Trucks and Trailers

Sharing is Caring It is no secret that U-Haul is built on a model of sharing, where customers move each rental from one area to another to be shared continuously. Sharing…

U-Haul National Fulfillment Center

You just placed an order on uhaul.com, but have you ever stopped to wonder where your moving supplies come from? Or how they get shipped to you so quickly? Take…

Castillo Notches “Double-Nickel” Benchmark

TAMPA, Fla.—Anyone reaching the “double nickel” benchmark of U-Haul service (their 55-year anniversary) is singled out for special attention by their local field entity. You don’t get to notch 55…

1959 U-Haul Truck

The Evolution of 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 highway in a rural area, odds are it won’t…

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…