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 […]

Maryland Distracted Driving Laws

Whether you’re driving to or from work or cross-country in your moving truck, it’s important to understand distracted driving laws in your city! Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration reminds us that we should stay constantly aware of the road and other driver’s around us when driving. Always remember that concentration is crucial, not only for the […]

Distracted Driving: Project Yellow Light/Hunter Garner Scholarship

Project Yellow Light/Hunter Garner Scholarship was born from the tragedy of distracted driving. It got its start at a Fredericksburg, VA high school where Hunter Garner would have graduated had his life not been cut short. PYL/HGS is a film contest educating the public on distracted driving. It receives 400- to 500 video submissions each […]

Tips for Towing a U-Box Trailer

  U-Box portable storage is already the most versatile option for your move. One of the many advantages over other systems is the ability to tow a U-Box container home with you the moment you’re ready to begin – no waiting for the delivery truck, no hassle of wasted time or planning. If you’ve got a hitch […]