History & Culture

Patriot truck

Patriot Trucks are Repurposed for Reuse

The Patriot Creative Group is founded on the sustainable principle of reuse. Patriot trucks are repurposed and retired U-Haul trucks which reuse all salvageable parts and materials. In order to recycle and reuse retired…

Bobbie Swithenbank

U-Haul Pioneer Bobbie Swithenbank

In 1955, U-Haul expanded its operations to Canada, opening dealers in Québec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia, making U-Haul an international company. As U-Haul celebrates 60 years of doing…

U-Haul 70th anniversary t-shirt

Win a Tee! A Seven-Tee!

Now is your chance to win a 70th anniversary U-Haul t-shirt. A Seven-Tee! Get it? (I’ll stop.) Wouldn’t you just love to hang one of these limited-edition shirts in your…

Cullen Holyoak 50 Years

Cullen Holyoak: 50 Years With U-Haul

For Cullen Holyoak, the dream of operating his own service station popped into his head when he was still a kid. “My father ran a service station when I was…

Meet the Team: Shannon Papa

In 1984, when U-Haul was still renting anything and everything, U-Haul Pioneer Shannon Papa began her career with the Company. She was hired to answer the phones at U-Haul Moving…

Dee and Logan Frank with U-Haul Dealer Mary Hayden

U-Haul Dealer Pioneer Mary Hayden

Just nine years after U-Haul was founded, the Little Store and U-Haul Dealership in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, opened for business. Doyle “Chuck” Hayden became a U-Haul Dealer on December 4, 1954,…

Walker's Service Group

Walker’s Service: 55 Years and Counting

Back when U-Haul rental equipment carried the message “ONE WAY ANYWHERE,” Lovell was just about as “anywhere” as you could get. Located in the north-central U.S. not far from the…

Phil Schnee 2006

Meet the Team: Phil Schnee

Phil Schnee joined the U-Haul Team in 1953. During the years that have followed, he has amassed enough stories to fill a book—maybe two. Here, in his own words, he…

Top Customer Questions

Top 5 Questions Asked by Our Customers

On the social media customer care team we encounter a wide variety of questions every day. Some we encounter on a daily basis, while others are a bit more uncommon. For instance,…