U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 Disrupts the Self-Move Industry
Live verify technology vets customers for self-pick-up, self-return and around-the-clock availability of U-Haul trucks
PHOENIX, Ariz. (Aug. 17, 2017) — August is moving month. Students are returning to college campuses. Families are relocating as a changing industrial sector produces more jobs in America.
U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 was created in response to the sharing economy that is sweeping the globe. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 offers self-pick-up and self-return of trucks and vans at all hours. An internet-connected mobile device with camera and GPS is all that is needed to take advantage of the self-service options.
This transformative technology employs a live verify system, which utilizes a team of trained and certified specialists who quickly and accurately vet customers during the self-pick-up step to safeguard the best interests of the customer, community and company.
“We intend to disrupt the self-move industry,” said Joe Shoen, Chairman of U-Haul. “U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 modernizes the transaction and security aspects of our business. Like Uber and Alphabet transforming personal transportation, the self-move industry is going to get disrupted. I intend to be the one disrupting it.”
The millions of DIY movers across North America can now reserve, pick up, return and pay for their U-Haul trucks entirely on their smartphones. No more lines. No more scheduling around the confines of normal business hours.
Need to start loading your truck at sunrise before your pick-up location opens? Terrific. Prefer to return your truck at night once you’ve unloaded, despite your drop-off location being closed? No sweat. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 is available at all of the 21,000-plus truck sharing locations in the U-Haul network.
U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 doesn’t require a membership fee like car share companies. Log on to uhaul.com and create an account for instant membership privileges. U-Haul believes it has the largest such vehicle sharing membership base in North America.
“We needed to address the changing demands of a tech-savvy moving public,” Shoen said. “The solution is an expedited and secure process that accommodates every schedule. It’s what our customers demanded. After a decade of work and millions of dollars in development, U-Haul is changing the game.”
Welcome to the new way of moving. Welcome to the convenience of U-Haul Truck Share 24/7.
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 Truck Share 24/7 now offers customers access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the self-service options on their internet-connected mobile devices. U-Haul customers’ patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to more than 150,000 trucks, 112,000 trailers and 40,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 581,000 rooms and more than 51 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.