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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…

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…

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#UhaulFamous Photos from San Antonio

This year’s Migration Trends Report is out and at No. 4, we have San Antonio. If you’re moving to San Antonio, you are likely moving there for one of these…

#UhaulFamous Photos from Orlando

This year’s Migration Trends Report is out and at No. 5, we have Orlando. If you’re moving to Orlando, Florida, you’re most likely moving for one of these three reasons:…

Circa 1970 U-Haul Tech Center

U-Haul Technical Center and Test Track

Opened in June 1970, the U-Haul Technical Center in Tempe, Arizona, is the source of many of the Company’s product innovations and advancements. In its early days, 84 people occupied…

U-Box Container at home

First International U-Box Container Shipment

When the U-Box Program launched in June 2008, the Company’s first portable storage solution was tested in eight markets. Since then, the growth has been rapid. Just three years after…

Early U-Haul Self-Storage Cage Lockers

Looking Back: U-Haul Self-Storage

In 1974, U-Haul entered the self-storage industry to meet the changing business environment and the needs of our customers. Early self-storage units consisted of chain-link containers placed inside existing U-Haul…

Henry Kelly at Burlington Manufacturing Company in Canada , circa 1960

U-Haul Starts Serving Canada

2015 marks U-Haul Company’s 60th year of serving do-it-yourself movers in Canada. In 1955, U-Haul opened for business with dealerships in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia. By 1988,…

U-Haul Dealer Hooking Up Trailer

1,000th U-Haul Dealer

From its inception in 1945, U-Haul relied on local business owners becoming trailer rental “agents” (called U-Haul Dealers today). In fact, if a person was moving to a location that…