U-Haul was founded in 1945 on the principle of division of use and specialization of ownership. For 66 years U-Haul has been able to move people and their goods effectively, economically and in a sustainable manner due to the large network of locations it has in all 50 states and Canada.
In the U.S. and Canada, residential mobility is a need, not a want. More than 50 million people in North America move every year. U-Haul strives to understand what local municipal leaders are up against and how we can contribute to a sustainable community.
Truck sharing - Every U-Haul truck placed in a community helps keep 19 personally owned, large capacity vehicles off the road.
Neighborhood Dealerships - The conveniently located neighborhood dealer ensures less customer travel, fewer CO2 emissions and less traffic congestion.
Technology Leadership/Fuel Efficiency - fuel economy gauges, aerodynamic truck design, unleaded vs. diesel.
Green Building/Energy Efficiency - encourages rehabilitating existing buildings, allowing U-Haul to promote infill development to meet its customers' needs while preserving the natural resources and land normally required for new construction.
Reuse Programs - Take A Box, Leave A Box, Sustainable Modular Storage, Storage Re-Use Centers, recycled moving pads - just to name a few.
Climate Protection - Partnership with The Conservation Fund Go Zero® Program, new paint technology, employee trip reduction, carpooling, telecommuting.
Social Responsibility - U-Haul continues to demonstrate its social responsibility to local communities, focusing on the endorsement of social programs, agencies and events that directly serve the most basic of human needs - food, clothing and shelter. U-Haul helps these organizations through in-kind donations of equipment and merchandise as well as employee volunteers. Some of our many charities include St. Mary's Food Bank, St. Vincent de Paul, American Red Cross, Make-A-Wish, American Cancer Society, Run for the Fallen, Soldier Ride, and the Wounded Warrior Project.