Moving van rental companies include U-Haul and Budget Truck Rental. These companies allow do-it-yourself movers to load their possessions into the rental vehicles that they drop off at the companies' closest branches after the move.
U-Haul started in 1945 at the end of World War II to fulfill the need for do-it-yourself movers to haul their possessions economically across the country on one-way trips. Navy veteran Sam Shoen and his wife Anna Mary founded U-Haul because they could not find a utility trailer to rent for their move from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon. As of 2013, U-Haul has more than 16,000 dealer locations across the country. Its rental fleet consists of van cabs, pickup trucks, trailers, auto-transports and other equipment.
Founded in 1998, Budget Truck Rental is the United States' second-largest truck rental company with a fleet of 32,000 trucks in 2,800 locations across the country. The company is owned and operated by Avis Budget Group. Its rental fleet consists of trucks by Ford, GMC, Navistar International and Isuzu.