U-Haul Helps Ensure Worry-Free Travel for Owners of Alternative-Fuel

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Joanne Fried
Ashleigh Wagner
E-mail: publicrelations@uhaul.com
Phone: 602-263-6194
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U-Haul Helps Ensure Worry-Free Travel for Owners of Alternative-Fuel Vehicles

PHOENIX (May 25, 2011) — U-Haul, one of the nation’s leading retailers of propane, with more than 1,062 alternative-fuel refilling stations across North America, now provides consumers with a worry-free trip planner at uhaul.com/propane.

 With more than 300,000 alternative-fuel vehicles on the road today, U-Haul wants to make traveling easier and worry-free for alternative-fuel consumers. The online trip planner enables consumers to locate and purchase alternative fuel when traveling across the country.

 U-Haul has certified personnel at every facility ready to help with a customer’s propane-filling needs.  Whether you own an RV, motorhome, camper or need propane for a construction site, U-Haul is available seven days a week, 364 days a year (closed on Christmas Day), Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 U-Haul also has Fast Pay-at-the-Pump machines at many of its locations across North America.  The handheld scanning device makes refilling your propane cylinder or tank faster and easier than ever before!  In addition to the increased speed, U-Haul is reminding the public that refilling your own propane tank is more cost effective for customers than exchanging your tank.

 “The new online trip planner provides another added convenience for our alternative-fuel customers as well as motorhome owners and campers,” stated JP White,  Propane Program manager, U-Haul International, Inc. “The more convenient we make acquiring alternative fuel to consumers, the better off our environment will be.”

 To start planning your worry-free trip now, visit us online at uhaul.com/propane.

About U-Haul
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the choice for the do-it-yourself mover, with a network of more than 16,300 locations in all 50 States and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the Company to maintain the largest rental fleet in the do-it-yourself moving industry with approximately 104,000 trucks, 80,000 trailers and 36,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 406,000 rooms and 36 million square feet of storage space at nearly 1,100 owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the consumer’s number one choice as the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry. The Company supplies alternative-fuel for vehicles and backyard barbecues as one of the nation’s largest retailers of propane.

U-Haul was founded by a Navy veteran who grew up during the Great Depression. Tires and gas were still rationed or in short supply during the late 1940s when U-Haul began serving U.S. customers. Today, that background is central to the U-Haul Sustainability Program: “Serving the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”  Our commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle includes fuel-efficient moving vans, neighborhood proximity, moving box reuse, moving pads made from discarded material and packing peanuts that are 100% biodegradable.  Learn more about these facts and others at uhaul.com/sustainability.