ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard Deal, owner of R&K Auto Sales, Inc., located at 3002 34th St., recently added U-Haul truck and trailer rentals to the used-car business he has been operating since 2008.
Families needing the finest in moving services now will have increased convenience and a shorter distance to travel when moving, which not only will make their move easier but also will have the positive effect of reducing the amount of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere. U-Haul partnering with business owners across North America to increase convenience for customers while helping our environment is just one of the programs that support U-Haul Company's Corporate Sustainability initiatives.
R&K Auto Sales, Inc. can now offer its customers a variety of moving equipment and supplies designed specifically for moving household furnishings, including moving vans, open trailers, closed trailers, furniture pads, appliance dollies, furniture dollies, tow dollies and auto transports. R&K Auto Sales, Inc. also will offer sales items to protect their customers' belongings and make moving easier, such as heavy-duty boxes, which are made of up to 90 percent recycled content and are available in a variety of sizes.
"I was a previous U-Haul dealer in Lakeland and have relocated twice since then; bringing the rental business along with my car lot," Deal said. "Each day is fun meeting new people for our growing business and bringing in extra income."
"U-Haul is proud to be partnering with a quality independent business such as R&K Auto Sales, Inc.," exclaimed Bob Magyar, president, U-Haul Company of Tampa. "Richard is a great example of the type of successful business relationship U-Haul has established in order to build and maintain a strong network of more than 15,000 independent dealers across North America."
For more information, or to rent your moving equipment today, call 727-525-9700. Business hours of operation are: Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the choice for the do-it-yourself mover, with a network of more than 16,300 locations in all 50 States and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the Company to maintain the largest rental fleet in the do-it-yourself moving industry with approximately 104,000 trucks, 80,000 trailers and 36,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 406,000 rooms and 36 million square feet of storage space at nearly 1,100 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. The Company supplies alternative-fuel for vehicles and backyard barbecues as one of the nation's largest retailers of propane.
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% biodegradable. Learn more about these facts and others at uhaul.com/sustainability.
Contact: Joanne Fried Kelie Hale U-Haul Public Relations (602) 263-6194 (602) 263-6772 fax