PHOENIX, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul International, Inc., today released the results of the annual 2010 U-Haul National Migration Trend Report titled "The 2010 Top 25 Canadian Destination Cities." According to moving data reflective of nationwide statistics for calendar year 2010, Toronto was ranked No. 1 for the ninth year in a row, while Calgary came in at second for the seventh year in a row. Montreal and Edmonton took third and fourth respectively for the second year in a row. Ottawa, Vancouver, London, Kitchener, Hamilton and Mississauga rounded out the top 10 for the second year in a row.
"Since 1955, U-Haul has built a long and proud history of helping families move and store their belongings in Canada," stated U-Haul President of Phoenix Operations John "J.T." Taylor. "Now more than ever, we are proud to offer Canadian families who need moving services the increased convenience of our locations, which makes for a shorter distance to travel when moving. This not only makes their move easier but also has the positive effect of reducing the amount of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere and saves our customers money."
The ranking reflects destinations for movers traveling more than 50 miles and considers every city in the country, regardless of size. However, the data is not stated as a percentage of population and is not reflective of overall growth.
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.
Note to editors: The annual mileage of North American U-Haul trucks, trailers and tow dollies would move a family to the moon and back again more than 9 times per day, every day of the year. The annual mileage of North American U-Haul trucks, trailers and tow dollies would travel around the Earth more than 169 times per day, every day of the year.
U-Haul® Top 25 Canadian Destination Cities*
January - December 2010
VANCOUVER, British Columbia
SURREY, British Columbia
VICTORIA, British Columbia
QUEBEC CITY, Quebec
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia
SAINT CATHARINES, Ontario
RED DEER, Alberta
MONCTON, New Brunswick
Joanne Fried, Director, Media and Public Relations
Ashleigh Wagner, Senior Media and Public Relations Specialist