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  • Snake slithers out of dashboard, forces driver off I-95

    09/26/2014 9:00:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    CBS 6 WTVR.com ^ | September 26, 2014 | Scott Wise and Wayne Covil
    JARRATT, Va. — A man on his way from New Hampshire to Florida got quite a scare driving down Interstate 95 in Virginia on Friday morning when a snake slithered out from the dashboard of his U-Haul truck. The driver and his passenger pulled off I-95, entered the town of Jarratt, parked the U-Haul at a car dealership and asked for help. “I was sitting at my desk,” Owen Ford employee Jason Lowery said. “A traveler came in and hollered at one of the service technicians ‘I got a snake coming out from behind the dashboard.'” When Lowery jumped up...
  • U-Haul truck carrying Biden gear stolen in Detroit

    09/03/2012 2:35:48 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    WLS AM ^ | 9/3/2012
    Updated: 9/3/2012 12:59:32 PM U-Haul truck carrying Biden gear stolen in Detroit DETRIOT (WLS) - A U-Haul truck carrying equipment for Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign event in Detroit Monday was stolen this weekend, ABC News confirmed with United States Secret Service. Ed Donovan, a spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service, told ABC News the truck carrying equipment was stolen between late Saturday night and early Sunday morning at the Westin Hotel in Detroit. He would not specify what kind of equipment was in the truck.
  • Secret Service U-Haul stolen from Detroit Hotel

    09/02/2012 7:31:10 PM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 105 replies
    WDIV ^ | 9-2-2012
    DETROIT - A U-Haul being used by the secret service for Vice President Joe Biden's visit to the Labor Day Rally in Detroit on Monday was stolen out of a hotel parking lot Sunday morning. The U-Haul was stolen form the Holiday Inn parking lot in downtown Detroit on Washington Boulevard. The hotel has declined to comment. The U-haul is 14-feet high, has an Arkansas backdrop on the side of the truck and has Arizona plates. The plate number is: AD09406. Anyone who's seen this U-Haul is encouraged to call police.
  • U-Haul Prices as Migration Indicator (latest migration numbers from US Census, large metro areas)

    02/18/2011 11:02:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 1+ views
    New Geography ^ | 2009 | Marck Schill
    Austin fared very well on this year's Best Cities Rankings, and here's another interesting indicator of the difference in migration between Austin and San Francisco: "When comparing California with Texas, U-Haul says it all. To rent a 26-foot truck oneway from San Francisco to Austin, the charge is $3,236, and yet the one-way charge for that same truck from Austin to San Francisco is just $399. Clearly what is happening is that far more people want to move from San Francisco to Austin than vice versa, so U-Haul has to pay its own employees to drive the empty trucks...
  • Simple car thief behind U-Haul truck that caused bomb scare on Robert F. Kennedy Bridge: cops

    05/06/2010 11:23:16 AM PDT · by wtd · 4 replies · 279+ views
    NYDaily News ^ | Mar. 6, 2010 | Rocco Parascandola
    The suspicious truck abandoned on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge appears to have been stolen by a conventional car thief -- not a terrorist, police said Thursday.
  • NYPD investigating suspicious truck near bridge- Abandoned Truck [Update: all clear has been given]

    05/05/2010 8:20:04 PM PDT · by cammie · 139 replies · 5,546+ views
    Washington Post-AP ^ | May 5, 2010 | AP Staff
    <p>I don't see this below, so I thought I'd post. The Triborough Bridge here in NYC has been closed because an abandoned rental truck, smelling of gas, has been found on the bridge. Who knows - may be nothing, but I thought it was worth the post.</p>
  • U-Haul truck crammed with illegal immigrants near Elfrida

    04/23/2010 4:20:22 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 21 replies · 793+ views
    kvoa.com ^ | 4/23/2010 | kvoa.com
    ELFRIDA - A U-Haul truck packed with illegal immigrants was pulled over near Elfrida Thursday by Cochise County deputies. Around 5:30 p.m. Thursday deputies pulled over the 26-foot truck after they noticed it was driving erractically on Davis Road. After stopping, the driver and passenger bailed from the truck. When deputies opened the back, they found 67 illegal immigrants inside. The immigrants and the truck were turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol.
  • Where jobs are: The U-Haul indicator

    10/29/2009 6:33:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 51 replies · 1,679+ views
    MSN ^ | 10/27/09 | Scott Burns
    Where jobs are: The U-Haul indicator Heading for a city with greater opportunities? It'll cost you. One measure of a region's economic health is the relative price of moving-truck rentals. [Related content: Family, getting started, jobs, middle class, prices] By Scott Burns It has been said that people vote with their feet. They pick up and go to where the jobs and opportunities are. Moving-company horror stories The hard part is that it costs more -- a lot more -- to move to where the jobs and opportunities are than to move to where jobs and opportunities are limited. My...
  • People Voting With Their One-Way U-Haul Rentals

    10/10/2009 4:21:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies · 2,494+ views
    Carpe Diem ^ | 10/8/2009 | Mark J. Perry
    Forbes magazine just released its fourth annual ranking of the best states for business (see full article here and full data set here). According to Forbes: Our Best States ranking measures six vital categories for businesses: costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, current economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life. We factor in 33 different points of data to determine the ranks in the six main areas. Business costs, which include labor, energy and taxes are weighted the most heavily. Virginia nabbed the top spot with the best business climate in the country for the fourth straight year. Relative...
  • Feds probe alleged terrorists who tried to rent giant truck in suspected Al Qaeda bomb plot

    09/19/2009 10:28:54 AM PDT · by pitinkie · 47 replies · 1,689+ views
    NY Daily News.com ^ | September 19th 2009 | DAILY NEWS WRITERS
    Investigators probed a failed Queens truck rental for ties to a possible Al Qaeda bomb plot yesterday as a chief terror suspect tried making a deal to save his skin. The truck rental bid failed when none of the men could produce a valid credit card. All refused to surrender the identification needed to pay cash, the manager of the Flushing U-Haul said. A team of FBI agents spent 10 hours Thursday combing through the Queens truck rental business. At least three Afghan men - including Ahmad Afzali, a Queens imam identified by a U-Haul employee as one of the...
  • Feds probe alleged terrorists who tried to rent giant truck in suspected Al Qaeda bomb plot

    09/19/2009 2:43:26 AM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 1,811+ views
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Saturday, September 19th 2009, 4:00 AM | Various
    "Feds probe alleged terrorists who tried to rent giant truck in suspected Al Qaeda bomb plot" BY JAMES GORDON MEEK IN WASHINGTON, JUDITH CROSSON IN DENVER, KATE NOCERA, ROCCO PARASCANDOLA AND LARRY MCSHANE DAILY NEWS WRITERS Saturday, September 19th 2009, 4:00 AM Investigators probed a failed Queens truck rental for ties to a possible Al Qaeda bomb plot yesterday as a chief terror suspect tried making a deal to save his skin. The New York end of the expanding federal probe centered on seven Afghan men who tried to rent the biggest truck at a Queens U-Haul on Sept. 9,...
  • Police videos show wild chase of U-Haul that killed teen

    07/25/2008 7:14:14 AM PDT · by relictele · 18 replies · 178+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/25/2008 | George Houde
    Videos recorded by cameras in two Buffalo Grove squad cars show a U-Haul truck near the end of a wild police chase two years ago, veering from side to side in traffic and racing around street corners before a crash that killed a suburban teenager and injured two others.
  • 'Suspicious' items found in U-Haul truck in Tempe(AZ)

    09/29/2007 11:09:52 AM PDT · by radar101 · 73 replies · 92+ views
    ABC-15 KNXV ^ | 29 SEPT 2007 | Christine Boomer
    There were some tense moments at a U-Haul facility in Tempe on Friday. A 14-foot truck was returned to the company's Priest Drive location around 3 p.m. When a manager opened it up, he spotted some items he thought looked suspicious. According to Vice President of Product and Safety, "It didn’t take me long to call people let’s put it that way." Doug Matteson from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office explains what happened next. "We opened it up, we saw some items that kinda looked linked to suspicious activity…we are not saying this is involved with terrorism…we saw some items...
  • 2 plead guilty in traffic-ticket payment scheme(DC)

    02/01/2007 11:50:46 AM PST · by JZelle · 3 replies · 280+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2-1-07 | Jim McElhatton
    Two D.C. residents have pleaded guilty in federal court in the District to organizing a scam using stolen credit-card information to pay fines owed to the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles. LaDonna Gray, 27, and Lonnell Duckett, 36, both of Southeast, admitted to an arrangement to pay fines in exchange for cash. Gray pleaded guilty on Monday, and Duckett pleaded guilty yesterday. The charges carry a maximum 15 years in prison, though sentencing guidelines make prison unlikely for Gray and Duckett, authorities said. Neither was employed by the District. Authorities said Gray acquired credit-card information through her job as a...
  • Cautionary Tale

    10/18/2005 3:07:03 PM PDT · by lancer · 15 replies · 572+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 17, 2005 | Scott Norvell
    <p>California's Marin Independent Journal says a local U-Haul dealership is catching hell from immigrants' rights activists who say a sign at the business beseeching customers not to hire illegal day laborers from the corners nearby is racist. Employees at the dealer in San Rafael, Calif. say the sign is there to protect customers. The sign reads "Please do not hire illegal laborers. We have had numerous reports of injuries, thefts and damages to personal belongings. It is a federal crime to employ or pick up illegal day laborers, punishable by a $5,000 fine."</p>
  • Vanity: In Praise of Internal Combustion

    07/23/2005 11:26:11 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 4 replies · 1,262+ views
    grey_whiskers | 7-23-2005 | grey_whiskers
    Former Vice President Al Gore, in his book Earth in the Balance, has stated that the internal combustion engine is a greater threat to the safety of mankind than nuclear weapons. Leaving beside the obvious absurdity of the statement--World War Two was not ended by dropping Studebakers on Japan, nor was the Cold War marked by Strategic Chevrolet Limitation Talks--the mindset evinced by this statement should be critically examined. P.J. O'Rourke has performed a hilarious comparison of the efficiency of the human body--in particular, rickshaw pullers--with the efficiency of the gasoline-powered engine. He notes that the chemical energy available in...
  • Vanity: In Praise of Internal Combustion

    07/23/2005 11:18:07 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 9 replies · 263+ views
    grey_whiskers | 7-23-2005 | grey_whiskers
    Former Vice President Al Gore, in his book Earth in the Balance, has stated that the internal combustion engine is a greater threat to the safety of mankind than nuclear weapons. Leaving beside the obvious absurdity of the statement--World War Two was not ended by dropping Studebakers on Japan, nor was the Cold War marked by Strategic Chevrolet Limitation Talks--the mindset evinced by this statement should be critically examined. P.J. O'Rourke has performed a hilarious comparison of the efficiency of the human body--in particular, rickshaw pullers--with the efficiency of the gasoline-powered engine. He notes that the chemical energy available in...
  • Miami Buildings Evacuated

    01/03/2005 9:27:28 AM PST · by Ellesu · 77 replies · 3,428+ views
    local10.com ^ | 01/03/05
    MIAMI -- The area around the U-Haul has been cordoned off. Miami Police have evacuated the Graham Building and the Metro Justice building in Miami after witnesses reported seeing an unidentified person run away from a U-Haul truck. Police have cordoned off the area around the truck. The bomb squad has responded and sent a robot to investigate the truck. It peered in the window with a camera to feed back video to police. Motorists may want to avoid the area, which is around 1350 NW 12 Ave. Local 10 News has a crew at the scene and Sky 10...
  • UHaul Prohibits Rentals to Ford Explorer Customers

    01/08/2004 1:35:41 PM PST · by KansasConservative1 · 6 replies · 1,018+ views
    Fox News ^ | 01/08/2004 | Self
  • U-Haul Trailers and Ford Explorers Don't Mix

    01/08/2004 5:07:54 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 150 replies · 2,166+ views
    WNEP TV ^ | 1/7/2004 | Jon Meyer
    Some sport utility vehicle drivers are getting some surprising news. The country's largest "move it yourself" company has stopped renting trailers to Ford Explorer drivers. Ford Explorer and U-Haul trailers nationwide are affected by the decision, but U-Haul made the change quietly. There was no public announcement until Newswatch 16 started asking questions. We broke the news to Frank Isaac of Wilkes Barre. He brought his Ford Explorer to U-Haul hoping to get a ball for his trailer hitch, hoping to rent a U-Haul trailer soon. Now he can't. "It's wrong, doing that to Ford," said Isaac. The sales person...
  • A Question?

    06/28/2002 8:31:32 PM PDT · by CreekerFreeper · 28 replies · 472+ views
    6/28/2002
    I have meet with an interesting dilemma...I had a U-Haul rental truck reserved (with a confirmation number) for a month. Today, I received a telephone and told that I could not get a truck; that there were none available, even though I had a confirmation number guaranteeing me a truck for use on Saturday. The long and short of the matter is that I scrambled to find another truck. Well, it came as a shock to find there was not a single truck for rent in a 50 mile radius of my location. In fact, I check numerous places throughout...