History & Culture

Logan and Dee Frank

Labor Day at U-Haul

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

U-Haul Allen and Weston Katrina

Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Later

NEW ORLEANS—In late August 2005, millions of eyes were fixated on their TV screens watching news coverage of what would become one of the deadliest and costliest hurricanes in U.S….

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…