History & Culture

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…

longtime U-Haul self-storage customers

Longtime U-Haul Self-Storage Customers

MONTREAL—U-Haul celebrates the service anniversaries of its team members—five years, 10 years, 15 years … all the way up to however long they’ve been with the Company. But what about…

Top Moving Song Playlist

Top 10 Songs For Your Moving Day Playlist

Nothing gets you moving quite like music! We all have a playlist for different aspects of our lifes from the gym to the shower, and moving is no exception. Packing…

Patti Davis 2008

U-Haul Dealer Pioneer Patti Davis

ASHEVILLE, N.C.—When Patti and Bob Davis opened Patti’s Towing and U-Haul Dealership in 1968, they were the first and only U-Haul representative in Asheville. A lot has changed over the…

Carty Milk House Steeped in U-Haul History

RIDGEFIELD, Wash. – Bella can’t stop grinning as she ambles through the Carty milk house. She absorbs every detail as if looking through a child’s eyes. She spouts questions like…

Bob and Jim Ryan in 2000

Ryan’s Service Celebrates 55 Years

CINCINNATI—When Bob Ryan was a teenager, there was one primary benefit to the U-Haul Dealership his father operated: gas money. “My three brothers and I all worked here when we…

vintage u-haul toy truck

The History of Vintage U-Haul Toys

Having been around since 1945, U-Haul has a great deal of history behind it. One small piece of this history involves some of the little trinkets that have been produced…

Reduce. Reuse. Recyle. Furniture Pads

Sustainable Furniture Pads

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle; Three words that any environmentally conscience person is familiar with. The three R’s help to lessen the amount of natural resources, energy, and waste we consume and…

Gary Dahlke Retirement cake 2004

U-Haul Dealer Pioneer Gary Dahlke

Gary Dahlke joined Team U-Haul in 1952, when a U-Haul representative stopped by the gas station run by Dahlke’s family, including his father, Clayton Dahlke, brother, John Dahlke, and cousin,…

Logan and Dee Frank

Labor Day at U-Haul

Most people today think of Labor Day as the end of summer and a day off to enjoy a barbecue with friends and family.  In actuality, Labor Day was created by…