Falcon Express in Bowling Green, Ohio, Adds U-Haul

BP Edgewood in Maryland also signs on to offer DIY moving merchandise, services

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Steve and Angie Smith, owners of Falcon Express, in Bowling Green, Ohio, has added U--Haul truck and trailer rentals and moving products to their convenience store business.

U-Haul International is partnering with business owners across North America to increase convenience for customers. Falcon Express can now offer its customers a variety of do-it-yourself (DIY) 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.

The retailer 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% recycled content and are available in a variety of sizes.

"U-Haul is proud to be partnering with a quality independent business such as Falcon Express," said Ronald Gillentine, president, U-Haul Co. of Northwestern Ohio. "Steve and Angie are 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."

Separately, the owner of BP Edgewood in Edgewood, Md., recently added U-Haul truck and trailer rentals to the gas station business he has been operating since 2009, offering the same mix of rental services and moving merchandise.

"This relationship gives me the chance to expose my business to new customers," he said.

U-Haul was founded by a Navy veteran who grew up during the Great Depression. Since 1945, U-Haul has served the do-it-yourself mover with a network of more than 16,300 locations in all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. It maintains a rental fleet with approximately 104,000 trucks, 80,000 trailers and 36,000 towing devices. It 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 a leading installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry. The Phoenix-based company also supplies alternative-fuel for vehicles and backyard barbecues as one of the nation's largest retailers of propane.