U-Haul Bolsters Position in Portable Moving and Storage Market with Door to Door Container Acquisition
PHOENIX, Ariz. (May 22, 2017) — U-Haul, the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage, announced today the purchase of all of the portable storage containers of Door To Door, a nationally recognized moving and storage company founded in 1996 and headquartered in Renton, Wash.
U-Haul is acquiring containers in 20 major markets across the U.S. Customer containers have been transferred to U-Haul U-Box facilities. U-Box has the industry’s broadest coverage serving the continental U.S., Canada, Alaska and Hawaii.
“U-Haul welcomes Door to Door’s moving and storage customers into our network of more than 21,000 retail locations serving millions of customers each year,” stated Sam J. Shoen, U-Box program manager. “We are working hard to ensure a seamless transition for these new customers. With our U-Box infrastructure, these customers can now ship to a greater number of destinations and access expanded delivery options.”
U-Box portable moving and storage containers provide a convenient, flexible and secure way for the do-it-yourself public to ship and store their belongings. With both home delivery and self-delivery options, U-Haul offers the most convenient, low-cost portable moving and storage solution for customers shipping their belongings in-town or across the world.
“Door to Door customers will receive the high level of quality and service we expect across all U-Haul product lines,” stated Joe Shoen, chairman and CEO of AMERCO, parent company of U-Haul International. “We have made significant investments to serve the do-it-yourself public in this space. Portable moving and storage is a good solution for many people. U-Box offers the do-it-yourself mover a cost effective solution when they do not want to travel with their possessions.”
Door to Door customers will receive individual notices from U-Haul regarding their container(s). Customers with questions or concerns can contact U-Haul Transition Specialists at email@example.com or 1-877-468-4285.
U-Haul has served the portable moving and storage customer with U-Box for more than a decade. With 257 cubic feet of space and a one-ton capacity, U-Box containers provide a convenient, flexible and secure way for the DIY customer to move and store their belongings. Service is available in all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces along with select international destinations. U-Box offers truck delivery and is the only portable container company that offers self-delivery.
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 21,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to more than 139,000 trucks, 108,000 trailers and 38,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 536,000 rooms and more than 47 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry and is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S.