History & Culture

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…

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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…

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Getting “Books” Smart with U-Haul

We all know that the ubiquitous U-Haul truck has made many cameos in movies and TV shows, but did you know that U-Haul gets mentioned a lot in books as…

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Bighouse Automotive: Always There

When Ralph Bighouse opened the doors to Bighouse Automotive and U-Haul Dealership in 1954, it was located in a fairly affluent area. Over the years, the neighborhood’s complexion changed, and…

AMFORM Machinery

What is AMFORM?

It’s where the magic happens. Where the U-Haul orange happens. Where raw steel is cut into parts. Of course, these are only a few things that happen at AMFORM. Located…

The Super History of Supergraphics

What’s the story behind all those fun facts on the sides of our trucks? Are U-Haul team members just exceptionally good at trivia? Not at all… well at least most of…

Moving Trucks on Rooftops

What’s the oddest way you’ve ever seen a U-Haul moving truck used? Maybe you’ve seen it transformed into a food truck or used as part of a proposal. However, have you ever…

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Telecommuting Jobs and U-Haul

As a family owned and operated business for 70 years, U-Haul takes great pride in keeping employee’s families a priority. There are several jobs offered at U-Haul that empower employees…