Jason Hardin Named President of U-Haul Company of Charlotte

Jan 22, 2010, 14:03 ET from U-Haul

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The U-Haul Company of Charlotte today announced the promotion of Jason Hardin to president. Hardin brings more than 10 years of U-Haul experience to his new position, where he will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the company, including truck, trailer and storage rentals.

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"Jason is a high-energy person who will continue the growth of U-Haul Company of Charlotte," exclaimed Area District Vice President (ADVP) Ray Smith. "I expect success in his district and I look forward to working with him."

Hardin began his U-Haul career in August 1999 as a customer service representative (CSR) for the Gastonia U-Haul Center. In August 2001, Hardin was promoted to assistant general manager and in February 2005 was promoted to general manager (GM), the position he held until being named MCP. Hardin has proven leadership skills which will drive his team to success. He will oversee U-Haul operations for Charlotte.

While in charge of U-Haul operations for Charlotte, Hardin plans to focus on and enforce U-Haul policy within his company and also implement upgraded technology.  In assuming his role as president, Hardin is most excited about the opportunity to work alongside very knowledgeable, seasoned team members to improve the company's stance as advocates for the customer, and to continue to provide exceptional customer service. Hardin also plans to encourage his team members to manage one dollar at a time so that U-Haul Company of Charlotte can raise profits and cut expenses.  

"The greatest strength in my marketing company is the knowledge my team brings to the table," Hardin stated. "I am looking forward to encouraging my team to have fun and enjoy their careers, and hope that by doing so, U-Haul Company of Charlotte will provide exceptional customer service."

About U-Haul

Since 1945, U-Haul has been the best choice for the do-it-yourself mover, with a network of more than 15,800 locations in all 50 United States and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 101,000 trucks, 76,000 trailers and 34,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 395,000 rooms and approximately 35 million square feet of storage space at nearly 1,090 owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the consumer's number one choice as the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry. As one of the nation's largest retailers of propane, U-Haul supplies alternative-fuel for vehicles and backyard barbecues.

U-Haul was founded by a Navy veteran who grew up during the Great Depression. Tires and gas were still rationed or in short supply during the late 1940s when U-Haul began serving U.S. customers. Today, that background is central to the U-Haul Sustainability Program: "Serving the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Our commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle includes fuel efficient moving vans, neighborhood proximity, moving-box reuse, moving pads made from discarded material, and packing peanuts that are 100 percent biodegradable.  Learn more about these facts and others at www.uhaul.com/sustainability.


Joanne Fried

Ashleigh Wagner

U-Haul Public Relations