Why Are Tourists In Hawaii Renting U-Hauls To Get Around?

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! 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.

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