U-Haul, founded by a WWII-era U.S. Navy veteran and his wife in 1945, was forged from freedom. It is a product of the peace made possible by the Allied victory, compliments of the Greatest Generation.
The industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage, U-Haul recently commemorated 75 years of moving America. Many of the Company’s first Team Members, neighborhood dealers and customers were veterans returning from the war, seeking to move their families to a better life. U-Haul provided that path by meeting people’s basic need of residential mobility.
Today, U-Haul recruits and gives preference to veterans in the hiring process, having recently been named to The Military Times’ top 100 companies on its annual “Best for Vets” list. U-Haul commits a substantial portion of its community outreach to helping non-profit organizations that assist veteran causes, while also proudly participating in Memorial Day and Veteran Day parades to honor those who served.
U-Haul and CEO Joe Shoen, son of the Company’s founders, also sponsored the Pearl Harbor Ford Island Control Tower’s extensive renovations, including the addition of a public elevator so guests can witness “Freedom’s View” from the top deck. In taking in the full scope of America’s first WWII aviation battlefield, Pearl Harbor veterans can be remembered and honored. Tributes to U-Haul Pacific Theater veterans are displayed in tower’s lobby.
The patronage of U-Haul customers has enabled the world’s largest DIY moving fleet to grow to approximately 176,000 trucks, 126,000 trailers and 46,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 825,000 rentable storage units and 71.6 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S., and continues to be the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry. U-Haul was also recently named one of the 15 Healthiest Workplaces in America.
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