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U-HAUL: What You Need to Know

Published by Chris Townsend

U-HAUL: What You Need to Know

U-Haul is one of the largest moving equipment and storage rental companies in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. The company was founded in 1945 by Leonard Sheon in Ridgefield, Washington. With a network of more than 21,000 locations in all fifty United States and ten Canadian provinces, U-Haul has an estimated net worth of $4.54 billion with over 19,500 individuals in its employ.

The parent organization of U-Haul is AMERCO. Its subsidiaries include Web Team Associates Inc., U-HAUL CO OF ARIZONA, A & M Associates, ARCOA Risk Retention Group Inc., Dallas General Life Insurance Co, and many more. It's top competitors include Two Men and a Truck, Allied Van Lines, United Van Lines, Mayflower Moving, Atlas Van Lines and 1-800-Pack-Rat.

Services offered by U-Haul

U-Haul share:

U-Haul share allows you to rent a truck at any time to transport your belongings. With U-Haul share, you can get access to a moving truck without worrying about the cost, maintenance, and responsibilities of actually owning one.

One-way Rentals:

With over 21,000 U-Haul locations in the US and Canada, a one-way move is more effortless. Using U-Haul also helps you save time and reduce costs, which helps save money.

Local move:

You can pick up and drop off at the exact location with local U-Haul moving trucks.

Different truck sizes:

From college dorm relocation to large apartment moves, U-Haul has you covered. The sizes available range from 8ft pickup trucks used for students moving into college dorms to 26ft trucks for 4+ bedroom moves.


Safety is the top priority. U-Haul trucks have engineered safety devices in place to secure your belongings during transit. Trucks 15’ and bigger have seatbelts for three. Patented mirrors and large cabs allow drivers to be comfortable while providing better visibility when driving.


U-Haul provides insurance for damages rendered to rented equipment. The insurance plans fall under four types:

  1. Safemove: Gives you damage waiver, cargo protection, and medical/ life protection
  2. Safemove Plus: Includes overhead damage and fire protection, supplement liability coverage, Exclusion free coverage, and all Safemove protection.
  3. Safe to: Damage waiver, Towed property protection, medical/ life protection
  4. Safe trip: Provides all kinds of roadside assistance, including jump start, lock-out service,

lost keys, fuel service, stuck vehicle, and trailer hook-up problems.

U-Haul Moving rates

To get an estimated moving rate, visit the platform to fill out a questionnaire. However, local moving rental trucks are affordable, starting at a flat rate of $19. 95. Large moving trucks have an additional cost of $15 to $30 daily.

Other factors that determine and influence total cost are fuel costs, mileage, taxes, and environmental cost, depending on your location and destination.

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving. Chris has a keen eye for detail and brings intelligence and passion to every project he’s involved with.

While getting his degree in communications from Santa Clara University, Chris started out with the company working in the field as part of our team of professional moving associates. Following graduation, he was promoted to our main office, where he has thrived in a role that involves increasing responsibility and requires him to wear many different hats. Some days, you may find him answering the phone and providing moving estimates, others he may be writing for our moving blog, and another day he may be coordinating a large corporate moving job or helping us with our marketing efforts. Chris has authored many of our in-depth moving guides, as well as provided our clients with information and advice to handle the complexities of their upcoming moving plans. Simply put, there’s nothing he can’t do and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.

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