UhaulCarShare Hits the Road at Goodwin College

Sep 19, 2013, 12:28 ET from U-Haul

HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UhaulCarShare is partnering with Goodwin College to provide advanced technology car-sharing services to its community of students, faculty and staff.  Now the college will have more transportation options, allowing individuals to maintain a sustainable lifestyle in one cost-effective and convenient package.

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To gear up for the fall semester, UhaulCarShare is placing a 2013 Nissan Cube on the campus.  This brand-new vehicle will be parked on campus in the main parking lot off 1 Riverside Drive.  Access to the vehicle will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Considered an eco-friendly form of transportation, each UhaulCarShare vehicle takes up to 20 personally owned vehicles off the road, reduces parking congestion and improves air quality.  

Now car sharing is easier than ever before with the new UhaulCarShare advanced technology approval process, which allows members to drive away in minutes. All you need is a valid driver's license and major credit card. Simply visit us online at uhaulcarshare.com from your home computer or any mobile device, fill out your profile, take a picture of your driver's license, then take a picture of yourself…and get ready to hit the road.  With this new technology, an approval process that once took as long as 24 hours now takes hardly any time at all. UhaulCarShare drivers now enjoy the flexibility of being able to manage their account, make a new reservation or extend a current reservation with ease from any mobile device or computer.  

"Goodwin College is uniquely situated: the main college building, our magnet schools, our facilities department, our advancement office, our call center and a number of our specialized health-care classrooms are spread throughout the center of East Hartford, Connecticut," stated Bryant Harrell, vice president, Physical Facilities and IT. "Offering the UhaulCarShare Program is a valuable — and practical — way to make transportation available to those who need to get around our expanding campus. It's a great benefit to the people we serve," noted Harrell.

UhaulCarShare has a unique-yet-flexible rate system that allows members 18 years of age and older to enjoy all the benefits of driving without having to worry about overpaying for mileage.  With no start-up application fee or annual membership dues, drivers pay only for what they use. Vehicles can be reserved on the spot for as little as an hour or for up to three days.  With guaranteed lowest pricing, the Nissan Cube can be reserved at $8.75 per hour or $64 per day. For those who drive longer distances, UhaulCarShare offers a capped rate which includes 180 free miles.

"UhaulCarShare allows individuals the flexibility and freedom a car provides while eliminating the financial burden of owning a car," stated Mariah Reid, program director, UhaulCarShare. "In addition, the service provides peace of mind knowing the insurance, maintenance, reserved parking spots and 24/7 roadside assistance are included in the rates." 

For weekly updates from the UhaulCarShare Program, check out our Facebook and Twitter pages.  For additional information, visit us online at uhaulcarshare.com or call our customer service line at 1-877-990-8227.

About UhaulCarShare
UhaulCarShare meets the needs of any individual who occasionally needs a car, while being sensitive to the surrounding community and environment. Car sharing reduces the demand for parking and promotes greater sustainability while enabling individuals to retain their mobility.

Research shows that car sharing is beneficial for the environment and increases awareness of the need for eco-friendly driving habits. Every UhaulCarShare vehicle can replace up to 20 personally owned vehicles. Car sharing is a key factor in reducing our carbon footprint by reducing the number of cars manufactured, and congestion on our roads. Car sharing is quickly becoming an environmental solution and alternative to car ownership. UhaulCarShare members have access to a program backed by years of U-Haul experience and customer service.

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