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Since 1945, U-Haul has been serving do-it-yourself movers and their households. Like many other successful ventures, the concept for U-Haul was generated out of need. After World War II, there existed the widespread need for do-it-yourself moving equipment that would be available on a one-way, nationwide basis. U-Haul co-founders L.S. "Sam" Shoen and his wife, Anna Mary Carty Shoen, recognized that need and acted upon it. Their visionary approach spread the cost of ownership among many users, facilitating the mobility of the populations of the U.S. and Canada. The covered wagon of the pioneers morphed into orange U-Haul trailers. In the process, an industry was born.

Discharged from the Navy in the summer of 1945, 29-year-old Sam and Anna Mary tried to rent a utility trailer to move their possessions from Los Angeles to Portland, Ore. It couldn't be done. They had to take only what they could fit in the car.

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10/11/2017 - 06:59 U-Haul at Southgate to Introduce Self-Storage at Grand Opening
10/05/2017 - 13:11 Tropical Storm Nate: U-Haul Offers 30 Days of Free Self-Storage along Gulf Coast
09/26/2017 - 12:12 Aaron Self is Promoted to MCP of UHC of Missouri
09/18/2017 - 11:59 U-Haul and St. Marys Food Bank Mark 50 Years in Phoenix with Renewed Sponsorship
09/12/2017 - 12:05 Grand Opening: U-Haul of South Veterans Introduces 802-Room Self-Storage Center
09/07/2017 - 10:06 Hurricane Irma Preparation: U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free Self-Storage at 95 Facilities in Florida
09/06/2017 - 21:44 Hurricane Irma Preparation: U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free Self-Storage at 96 Facilities in Florida
09/01/2017 - 12:44 Bianca Sotelo-Herrera Appointed MCP of UHC of Southern New Mexico
08/31/2017 - 17:44 U-Haul Contact Center Named Best in Self-Storage Industry
08/25/2017 - 16:03 U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free Self-Storage as Hurricane Harvey Approaches Texas
08/25/2017 - 14:37 Shawn Goldrup Named MCP of UHC of Maine
08/22/2017 - 11:54 U-Haul of West Lafayette Now Offering Self-Storage Near Purdue
08/17/2017 - 13:50 U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 Disrupts the Self-Move Industry
08/16/2017 - 12:10 Real Estate Reuse: U-Haul Transforming Office Space into Self-Storage Facility
08/16/2017 - 08:29 U-Haul Releases Plan for Newest Company Store in San Antonio
08/14/2017 - 10:16 U-Haul Reveals Plans to Expand Self-Storage Footprint in Baltimore
08/08/2017 - 16:08 U-Haul Reusing Former Kmart for New Store in Muncie
07/24/2017 - 11:03 U-Haul Airs First TV Ad in 34 Years to Showcase U-Box Container