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 is commemorating 75 years of moving America by honoring these veterans who defended our way of life, and the active military members who continue to do so. Many of our 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 affordable mobility.
Today, U-Haul aggressively recruits veterans and gives them preference in the hiring process, having recently been named to The Military Times’ top 100 companies on its “Best for Vets: Employers 2020” 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.
The latest U-Haul veteran tribute was revealed in September 2020 with the virtual unveiling of a renovated Ford Island Control Tower through its partnership with the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Thanks to U-Haul CEO Joe Shoen, son of the Company’s founders, this partnership supported the restoration efforts to the iconic orange- and white-striped tower, including the addition of a working elevator, so the public can witness “Freedom’s View” from the top deck for the first time. In taking in the full scope of America’s first WWII aviation battlefield, our Pearl Harbor veterans can be remembered and honored. Tributes to U-Haul Pacific Theater veterans are displayed in tower’s lobby for all to see.
Our customers’ patronage has enabled the U-Haul network to grow to 22,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces, with a fleet of 176,000 trucks, 127,000 trailers and 41,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers 774,000 rentable storage units and 66.7 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America; is the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry; and is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S. To find careers at U-Haul, please visit uhauljobs.com.