u-haul history

Jim Hazel III with Dad's Photo

Community Service Runs in the Hazel Family

BATTLE CREEK, Mich.—Every U-Haul Dealership is built on service. After all, without a strong commitment to providing exceptional customer service, they wouldn’t be awarded a U-Haul Dealership in the first…

Whitmores Celebrate 50 Years As U-Haul Dealers

ALAMEDA, Calif.—It started almost by accident. Whitmore’s Auto Service and U-Haul Dealership never would have become part of U-Haul were it not for a chance trailer rental in 1965. Now,…

Tarp Top Trailer

The Evolution of U-Haul Trailers

U-Haul trailers have come a long way from the first trailers that rolled into service in 1945. The evolution of U-Haul trailers has been a thoughtful process to ensure the…

Logan Frank and Phil Schnee

Frank and Schnee Celebrate 60 Years with U-Haul

Sixty Years of Service. It’s something that’s never been achieved before in U-Haul Company’s history. There are some U-Haul Dealerships that have been open for 60 years or more, but…

Scott Leach-55 Years

Soft-Spoken Scott Leach Celebrates Major Milestone

BROWNWOOD, Texas—Scott Leach is a very soft-spoken man with a dry sense of humor. When asked his thoughts about the major milestone his family business—Leach Brothers Manufacturing and U-Haul Dealership—celebrating…

Patti Davis 2008

U-Haul Dealer Pioneer Patti Davis

ASHEVILLE, N.C.—When Patti and Bob Davis opened Patti’s Towing and U-Haul Dealership in 1968, they were the first and only U-Haul representative in Asheville. A lot has changed over the…

vintage u-haul toy truck

The History of Vintage U-Haul Toys

Having been around since 1945, U-Haul has a great deal of history behind it. One small piece of this history involves some of the little trinkets that have been produced…

Logan Frank headshot

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…

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…