For more than 15 years now, U-Haul has offered a biodegradable packing peanut made primarily of corn and potato starch.
Technology / Fuel Efficiency
In 2007, U-Haul partnered with Ford to create and implement an innovative 3-Wet Paint technology designed to manage GHG emissions and decrease energy usage. Allowing three layers of wet paint to be applied in immediate succession, 3-Wet Paint eliminates the need for using high-temperature ovens between each coat of paint. The 3-Wet technology reduces GHG emissions by an estimated 15 percent per paint job, and decreases overall energy consumption in maintaining the company’s fleet of more than 175,000 trucks and trailers.
U-Haul rental trucks have a low profile, rounded corners and advanced chassis skirts to reduce wind drag and raise fuel economy 20%.
All U-Haul rental trucks use cheaper, cleaner and more convenient unleaded fuel.
Use the fuel-economy gauge to save money on fuel and reduce air pollution.
More locations, more convenience
Because U-Haul has more than 15,000 locations across the U.S. and Canada, you'll be able to pick up equipment close to your origin and drop it off close to your destination.
Due to these convenient locations, many U-Haul customers take advantage of alternative transportation methods such as public transit, walking, cycling and carpooling instead of driving themselves to U-Haul facilities.
As one of our environmental initiatives, the use of permeable ground cover is a better solution, providing environmental and storm-water benefits, and multifunctional solutions, for a more sustainable and beautiful answer to site design.
We are extremely proud of our recycled furniture pads. The environmental benefits that are achieved while providing the best furniture pad in the industry for our customer, plus the fact that we can keep the cost low for our customers, makes a win-win situation.