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Made in America: Awnings and Ramps

The U-Haul production process takes an immense team effort and, with the readiness to assist customers in mind, our team members at the AMFORM (American Fabricators of Raw Materials) plant work…

made in america: robotic arm

Made in America: Robotic Arm

Ever wonder why you see so many U-Haul moving vehicles and U-Haul products when you’re out and about? It’s thanks to tools like the robotic arm in our AMFORM (American…

made in america couplers

Made in America: Couplers

A lot of heavy-duty work goes into assembling U-Haul trucks, trailers and moving supplies at our AMFORM factory. One important piece in the moving process is the coupler–which is a…

Social Media History at U-Haul

Social Media History at U-Haul

The history of U-Haul is a lengthy one–and it evolved through the past seven decades, from the height of rock ‘n’ roll to the hippie sixties, from days of big…

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…

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…

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…

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…

View of Chicago River from Chicago Artists Lofts

U-Haul Chicago Artist Lofts

The U-Haul Chicago Artist Lofts are rich with history and they are just getting started with a new chapter. It began when Alexander Thomson and James Taylor of Thomson &…