Tourists In Hawaii Are Renting U-Hauls To Get Around. This Is Why...


Parked U-Haul Trucks

Parked U-Haul Trucks

In Hawaii, rental car prices have gotten so high that travelers have turned to U-Haul trucks for their leisure vehicles. The lowest price for a car rental last month in Maui was $722...A DAY!

How is this even possible? Because of the lack of tourists during COVID, many rental car companies shipped vehicles back to the mainland. With vacationers returning, the supply of cars is not meeting the demand. U-Hauls are much cheaper to rent, so that's why you might see a moving truck on Ka'anapali Beach. 

The problem? Residents who want to use a U-Haul for moving are having a hard time securing a reservation. 

[CNN]