History & Culture

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,…

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Packing Peanut Concerns? Not at U-Haul!

Traditional Packing Peanut Many people come in contact with Expanded Polystyrene Foam (EPS) on a weekly basis. EPS, also known as Styrofoam ® is commonly used to create insulated cups,…

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Ten Things to Do for Sustainable Moving

Moving in the summer? You are not alone. By and large, summer is the most popular season for moving. More than 40 million people in North America moved last year….

Herb Schenewerk and Old U-Haul Truck

A Schenewerk Family Tradition

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo.—Herb Schenewerk is 85 years young, and every morning he gets up and opens the doors to Schenewerk Service Station and U-Haul Dealership, just as he has done…

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U-Haul “Houses”

Started in 1945 by Sam Shoen and wife, Anna Mary Carty Shoen, U-Haul continues to be a family business. As a matter of fact, many team members have founded their “houses”…

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Meet the Team: Logan Frank

Logan Frank joined U-Haul in 1955, and this summer he will be the first team member to celebrate 60 years with the Company. Here, in his own words, he reflects on…

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The Story Behind Spoot Trailers

Few people know where they came from or how they came to be. We do know, there are three of them. The Spoots are a rare sighting. Herman Spoot, Herman Spoot Jr. and…

Sustainability through Academic Partnerships

When companies and universities work collaboratively to push the frontiers of knowledge, they become a powerful engine for innovation in urban development and sustainability. For decades U-Haul has collaborated with…

1948 Hap Carty with trailer at Portland shop

Meet the Team: Hap Carty

Hap Carty is a U-Haul pioneer whose U-Haul story dates back to the Company’s beginning in 1945 when his sister, Anna Mary Carty Shoen, co-founded U-Haul. Here, in his own…

The History Behind U-Haul Headquarters

In 1945, U-Haul co-founders L.S. “Sam” Shoen and his wife, Anna Mary Carty Shoen, found themselves moving from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon. The problem, however, was they could not find…