North Texas Vehicle Adventure: U-Haul Hosts Free Family-Friendly Event in Plano
PLANO, Texas, July 14, 2021 -- U-Haul® is hosting the North Texas Vehicle Adventure event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 24 to educate the community about the many trucks and trailers on the roads. The interactive event will take place at U-Haul Moving & Storage of North Plano at 2560 Kathryn Lane.
Vehicles from U-Haul, Plano Fire-Rescue, the Plano Police Department, the City of Plano and the Plano Independent School District will be on site.
Families are invited to explore, climb inside and take photos with many of the big trucks and trailers they see in their community every day. Kids of every age can also take a turn steering the U-Haul Safe Trailering Demonstrator while learning the most important rules of safe towing.
Food will be available for purchase from a number of local food trucks, including Shorty's Corn and Tacos, Spartan Cuisine and Divalicious Sweet Bus.
"This is going to be a fun, educational event for the community," said Matt Merrill, U-Haul Area District Vice President. "We wanted to host an event like this to get our community out and engaged in safety. It's a great way for families to spend a summer day while the kids are out of school. Seeing, touching and learning about these eye-catching vehicles will stick with these kids for a lifetime."
Disinfectant wipes will be provided, and equipment will be sanitized throughout the day.
"Plano is a natural choice for the North Texas Vehicle Adventure because it's centrally located," Merrill added. "The city has been an active supporter of U-Haul, and we want to continue our leadership role when it comes to road safety."
As an essential service provider, U-Haul continues to serve communities during the COVID-19 recovery while offering contactless business programs and enhanced cleaning protocols, including added steps for sanitizing equipment between customer transactions. U-Haul products are used daily by First Responders; delivery companies bringing needed supplies to people's homes; small businesses trying to remain afloat; college students; and many other dependent groups, in addition to the do-it-yourself household mover.
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 23,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 offers secure access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the customer dispatch option on their smartphones and our proprietary Live Verify technology. Our customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 176,000 trucks, 126,000 trailers and 46,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 812,000 rentable storage units and 70.5 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S., and continues to be the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry. U-Haul has been recognized repeatedly as a leading "Best for Vets" employer and was recently named one of the 15 Healthiest Workplaces in America.
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