Moving on Christmas

Jingle bells, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman are all common Christmas songs. But where’s the one about moving on Christmas? That’s right, sadly there are none. It’s really nothing you have to be a Grinch or Scrooge about; however, there are plenty of holiday songs to lift your spirits when it comes to […]

Asking Friends to Help you Move: Why You Shouldn’t Do It

Moving day is approaching, what is the first thing that runs through your mind? “How am I going to haul all my belongings?” Most commonly, the individual who is planning to move tends to seek out which friend or family member that owns a truck in order to help move their belongings.  I’ll be honest, I […]

What Type of Fuel is Used in a Moving Truck

Stephan H asked, “What type of fuel is used in a moving truck?” That is a great question, Stephan! The common thought is that all moving trucks are diesel; however, over the years this has changed. More and more moving companies are opting to change their fleets to unleaded gas. U-Haul, for example, has an […]

How To Navigate Small Streets and Alleys When Moving

It is usually quite easy to navigate streets with a moving van, however we know that many of you live on tight streets or may only have vehicle access to your home through an alley or parking garage. We have some tips for you to be able to be able to navigate small streets and […]

Using a Pickup Truck for Moving

From business use to home improvement projects, pickup trucks are used for a variety of different reasons. Using a U-Haul pick up truck for moving has many advantages: Small Jobs When it comes to moving, the size of your move will be the indicator of what size truck you will need to rent. If you have […]

How to Connect Your MP3 player to a Moving Truck

Tolstoy said that “music is the shorthand of emotion.” With that in mind, one could argue that unsavory music (or lack thereof) could be the shorthand of correlating emotions. Whether it’s across town or across the country, listening to music on your drive can help to relieve the stress built up from moving day. It […]

Unique U-Haul Truck Conversions

Have you ever wondered what happens to all the trucks and vans that retire from production at U-Haul?  If you’re like me, you may hope they all get to retire and hang out together in a small sleepy town and once or twice a year get cleaned up and put to work in the town […]

How To Deal With Your Valuables On Moving Day

Transporting all of your goods from your old home to your new home can be a daunting task, especially when not having  prepared for how to deal with your valuables on moving day. Thieves may look at moving trucks as a sign of an individual who will have a busy day ahead of them, and one […]

Insider’s Scoop: See Your Face on a Moving Truck

The well known moving company, U-Haul, has recently announced a fun promotion for anyone who is packing up and getting ready to move. You may have seen a moving truck in your city, or even rented one that has a special graphic on the side, called a Supergraphic. These graphics represent the states and provinces […]

How to Drive a Moving Truck with an Auto Transport

Driving a moving truck of any size is actually a really simple task. Even when you add an extra 20 feet of trailer onto the back of it, for a possible total of up to 46 feet, making a move across distances long and short can be done by anyone over the age of 18 […]

If You Get into an Accident on Moving Day

Most people aren’t familiar with driving a moving truck until the day they have to move. Moving trucks are much larger than regular vehicles and require the driver to drive with caution. Driving defensively, increasing stopping distance, and being aware of overhead clearance are all tips to help keep you safe on moving day, but- […]

What to Expect When Returning a Moving Truck

The boxes have been unpacked and you’ve settled into your new destination, congratulations! You’ve even started thinking about which gifts you’ll give to your moving helpers. The last item on your to-do list is to “return the moving van”. Here’s what to expect when returning a U-Haul truck. Remove all personal items.  Make sure you’ve […]