Hammond residents who need to move their stuff have a new option.
A new U-Haul dealership opened at Kevin’s Auto 2 at 3350 Calumet Ave., south of the Lost Marsh Golf Course on the city's northwest side. The auto repair service will now rent out U-Haul trucks and towing equipment, and sell moving supplies to do-it-yourself movers.
Anyone with a smartphone that has GPS and a camera also will be able to rent a truck or van at any hour with the new U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 service, which allows for self pick-up and self return.
Phoenix-based U-Haul, known for its iconic orange-and-white box trucks that often have tableaux of different states painted on them, has 21,000 locations nationwide. Its only other Hammond location is at 822 165th St. in the Hessville neighborhood on the city's southeast side.
The new U-Haul dealership on Calumet Avenue will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, with after-hours drop-offs.
For more information, call 219-228-7721 or visit www.uhaul.com.