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UhaulCarShare Expands to William Peace University in Raleigh, North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. – Dec. 2, 2013 William Peace University is the latest to offer the convenience of car-sharing services through the advanced technology of UhaulCarShare.

The flexible partnership will allow individuals the freedom a car provides without the financial burden in one cost-effective package. Now the student body, faculty, and staff will have a more sustainable transportation option to cruise the Triangle area.

 Fitting to the University’s environmental culture, UhaulCarShare is placing the 2012 Toyota Prius car-share on campus in the Main Parking Lot, just off of Peace Street, directly in front of Flowe Academic Building.  Access to the vehicle will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Considered an eco-friendly form of transportation, each UhaulCarShare vehicle takes up to 20 personally owned vehicles off the road, reduces parking congestion and improves air quality.  

“William Peace University is excited to launch the U-Haul Car Share program on campus this fall.  Car sharing programs are becoming increasingly popular on campuses across the United States because they are convenient, practical and cost-effective,” stated Carrie Draper, Executive Administrative Assistant for Communications and Marketing.  Parents of our student body can now be more confident than ever about sending their son or daughter to school without a car of their own,” noted Draper.

Now car-sharing is easier than ever before with the new UhaulCarShare advanced technology approval process, which allows members to drive away in minutes. All you need is a valid driver’s license and major credit card. Simply visit us online at uhaulcarshare.com from your home computer or any mobile device, fill out your profile, take a picture of your driver’s license, then take a picture of yourself…and get ready to hit the road.  With this new technology, an approval process that once took as long as 24 hours now takes hardly any time at all. UhaulCarShare drivers now enjoy the flexibility of being able to manage their account, make a new reservation or extend a current reservation with ease from any mobile device or computer.  

UhaulCarShare has a unique-yet-flexible rate system that allows members 18 years of age and older to enjoy all the benefits of driving without having to worry about overpaying for mileage.  With no start-up application fee or annual membership dues, drivers pay only for what they use. Vehicles can be reserved on the spot for as little as an hour or for up to three days.  With guaranteed lowest pricing, the Toyota Prius can be reserved at $9 per hour or $68 per day. For those who drive longer distances, UhaulCarShare offers a capped rate which includes 180 free miles.

“UhaulCarShare is a valuable and practical way to make transportation available to those in need in one convenient package,” stated Mariah Reid, program director, UhaulCarShare. “In addition, the service provides peace of mind knowing the insurance, maintenance, reserved parking spots and 24/7 roadside assistance are included in the rates.” 

For weekly updates from the UhaulCarShare Program, check out our Facebook and Twitter pages.  For additional information, visit us online at uhaulcarshare.com or call our customer service line at 1-877-990-8227.

Contact:
Joanne Fried
Zofia Falconi
U-Haul Public Relations
(602)-263-6194
uhaul.com

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