History & Culture

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…

furniture pads

Sustainable Furniture Pads

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle; Three words that any environmentally conscience person is familiar with. The three R’s help to lessen the amount of natural resources, energy, and waste we consume and…

Gary Dahlke Retirement cake 2004

U-Haul Dealer Pioneer Gary Dahlke

Gary Dahlke joined Team U-Haul in 1952, when a U-Haul representative stopped by the gas station run by Dahlke’s family, including his father, Clayton Dahlke, brother, John Dahlke, and cousin,…

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…