How to Tow a Hot Rod on an Auto Transport

Whether you need to move it across town or across the country, personally towing your hot rod, classic roadster or next project car is not only more cost efficient, but it gives you complete control. Follow these easy tips to successfully tow a hot rod. 1. Rent an Auto Transport or Car Trailer Auto transports and tow dollies are […]

Does Towing a Trailer Affect Turning?

Whether it’s your first time moving with a trailer or your 20th time, the same rules still apply…slow down when trailering. Driving a car trailer combination is not the same as driving your car alone. You should always reduce your normal driving speed when towing. You will see that it’s posted on most highways and […]

5 Shocking Seat Belt Statistics

Whether you’re in the middle of a project like moving or on your way to work or even just driving a short distance, do you wear your seat belt?  Seat belt usage has grown exponentially over the past 25 years and  now is at the highest percentage of drivers and passengers ever. All states, with the exception of […]

Distracted Driving this Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.The wonderful baking smells permeating the air. Two days-worth of insane cooking; all consumed within 20 minutes!  The ritual of selecting a tree (sometimes cutting it down ourselves) and putting it up with handmade decorations. And don’t forget the special packages under the tree. For me, that joy  came […]

Options for Transporting a Motorcycle

Owning a motorcycle almost guarantees that you will, at some point, have to haul or tow it. Whether you’ve broken down on the road or you’re in the process of moving, you should know what transportation options are available. Truck Probably the most common method, and certainly the most economical, as many times you or a friend already […]

Moving at Night

Maybe it’s hot, maybe you can only find a loading spot in close proximity after hours. It’s understandable that in some cases, not every move can be planned. If you’re in a situation where you have to load your moving truck at night, take precaution. With a little extra precaution moving at night can be a breeze! […]

Driving Cross-Country with a Camper Trailer

For generations summer has meant a time to vacation, and often this means hitting the road and exploring the open spaces and the myriad cities, towns, and attractions within. One of the best ways to do this is by towing a small camper trailer, allowing you a home away from home. With a few precious weeks of summer remaining, here are some […]

Transporting Beach Supplies

There is one place that attracts all types of people from adrenaline junkies to leisure lovers: the beach. Some choose to engage in vigorous water sports such as jet skiing or surfing and then there are those who enjoy lying under their beach tents and reading a book. Whatever type of beach goer you are, there will be days […]

U-Haul Safe-Trailering Rodeo in Wichita

Hook ‘em up, Load ‘em Up, Back ‘em Up Safe-trailering what? A rodeo with trailers? Do cowboys chase down trailers from the cabins of their pickup trucks, lasso them and hitch them up to the back in some sort crazy timed event? Are the trailers wild and need to be ridden for eight seconds? What […]

How to Secure Cargo in a Pickup Truck

There are certain situations where you will need to know how to secure cargo in a pickup truck. Here are some of them: That new leather couch you bought for your living room needs to get home somehow. Your new DIY home renovation project may require transporting large tools or other large materials. It may be […]

Safe Trailering Comes to Central Washington University

I was recently invited to speak to Professor Scott Calahan’s “Transportation and Fleet Safety” class at Central Washington University. You see, he heard that U-Haul has been teaching driver’s ed students how to safely tow a trailer for nearly 40 years, and he wanted his college students to have the same experience. The difference is that […]

How Do I Avoid a Parking Ticket on Moving Day?

Parking laws rely highly on whether a vehicle is categorized as commercial or not.  Avoid a parking ticket by paying attention to local ordinances. The definition of a “commercial vehicle” will depend on each state or province.  It is always a good idea to go to your state’s Department of Transportation website or hotline in […]