U-Haul Asks Consumers To Submit Photos

U-Haul is encouraging the public to send photos of their moving adventures to be featured in collages on the sides of U-Haul In-Town moving vans.

Consumers can upload their moving photos to Instagram and use the hashtag #MyUhaul to share your U-Haul Journey. Photos can also be submitted online at uhaul.com/myphotos or by U.S. Mail to U-Haul International, c/o: My Photos, 2727 N. Central, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

Customers' photos will be featured on the side of 5,000 moving vans traveling across North America. Once the photos are selected, consumers will be able to go online to find out which truck their photo appears on and where it currently is in the country, says Joe Shoen, chairman U-Haul International, Inc.

To kick off this program, U-Haul executives will choose some of their favorite fan photos to win prizes. Each week a fan can win a Boxman Toy and the Fan Photo of the Month wins a U-Haul Bike.

"This is a celebration of moving families and their experiences over the years," Shoen says. "This is a great way for us to customize our trucks with real customers' experiences and showcase the various uses of our equipment over the years."

The effort will cost the company only “pennies” more than simply putting the U-Haul logo on the side of each truck, Shoen says in an online video promoting the effort.

“For a few pennies more per truck, I can put something customized right to real customers and their use of it, and why not -- why not do it?” he says.

U-Haul is looking for any photos -- especially historical photos -- of U-Haul moving and self-storage products, fun photos of pets, marriage proposals or just photos of a good, old-fashioned move.  

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  1. Clint Dixon from Sem Advance, February 19, 2014 at 1:16 p.m.

    Wonder what happens when the U-Haul truck leaves someone stranded by the side of the road packed to the top, as happened to me once.

  2. Ann Beman from Neighborhood Farm Initiative, February 21, 2014 at 2:38 p.m.

    The Neighborhood Farm Initiative works expand local food system in DC by teaching people how to grow their own food. We are committed to increasing access to fresh, locally grown vegetables, in under-served communities in the Nation’s Capital. We promote small-scale food production through demonstration gardens and hands-on, community-wide Garden Education Programs. We do this work with the help of many, many volunteers - and on an extremely limited budget.

    Meanwhile … the growing season is upon us. Slots for our 2014 programs are full and we’re starting seeds in the greenhouse. Soon we will need to transport flats of seedlings and loads of straw, compost, tools, hoses and the like - back and forth between our various garden locations and then, as the harvest comes on, we’ll be bringing food donations to local community service organizations. These activities will be on-going throughout the growing season and yet here we are again: it’s February and NFI still doesn’t have a truck of our own.

    Maybe we could partner with Uhaul. U-haul could donate a leased small pick-up to us for the 2014 growing season and just image the great pictures we’ll take … !
    Ann Beman, Vice-Chair
    Neighborhood Farm Initiative