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If you found out that it is possible to rent a container for $10,950 dollars per year, or more, on a $3500 dollar investment would you be interested? Warren Buffet, one of the richest men in the world thinks so. He owns one of the largest container rental companies in the world.

How many times can you Rent a Box? There are over 200 million opportunities per year in 1 Market Channel and growing!

If you are looking for an investment opportunity that will strengthen your portfolio across diversely growing market channels, then our Lease Partner Program may be worth taking a look at. As an Equipment Lease Partner you are not only investing in equipment but you are investing in diverse markets demanding container service across a multitude of industry channels and a business that has a solid strategy for long-term success. Globally, across markets, the use of containers to move products dominate the transportation of non-bulk commodities and continues to ripple into and economically impact many sub-industry segments. For example, according to the Center for Transportation Research, in 1999 over 200 million container moves took place across the world maritime ports, and the forecast suggests strong growth in the coming decade. In addition, according to the Intermodal Association of North America, the leading trade group, 2004 marks the year that container freight passed coal as the number one source of railroad revenue in the United States. The positive statistics just go on and on, regardless of which data one chooses to analyze.

It's a significant piece of your history, your heritage and your future……..

The truck rental business, a version of equipment leasing, traces its history to shortly after WWII. The United States was experiencing vast industrial growth. During this time Americas' love of the automobile was born, and the United States blossomed into a highly mobile society. People were no longer restricted by geography to realize their dreams of better jobs and retirement locations; they could just pick up and move! It was about this time that a man named L.S. Shoen saw a need to rent trailers to families so that they could pick up and move conveniently, and without the expense of hiring full service labor. He believed that there was an economic opportunity to build a nationwide company by providing the niche service, but, like all small companies he needed capital to invest in more trailers to respond to the consumer demand. So, he decided to turn to friends and neighbors for investment capital. Shoen set up the agreements that allowed the investors to own the equipment while he managed and rented it. The investor received rental income and profited from the arrangement while Shoen received a management fee on rentals. Today, this business is known as Uhaul Corporation. UHAUL is one of the largest equipment rental businesses in the U.S. and rents their equipment to hundreds of thousands of customers every year from over 15 thousand locations. They are also the largest yellow page advertiser in the United States and are ranked among the top largest self storage owner/operators, serving a very large market. To see a photo and more details of the Uhaul history, go to this link: Uhaul. But there are a number of consumer problems in the rental of trucks, namely safety, that the network eliminates to provide higher quality customer service saving time, labor and money.

Shoen wasn't the only one who thought that the Equipment Leasing business had potential. Warren Buffet, a man who through savvy investments has become one of the wealthiest men in the world, also saw the equipment leasing business to be a smart investment. Apparently, his foresight paid off. Today, Buffet's company, XTRA Corporation, is one of the largest intermodal equipment-leasing providers. With an asset base of over $2 billion dollars, a worldwide infrastructure of people and facilities, and a portfolio of service and operational support second to none, the future is very bright for Buffet's investment here. Buffet, who makes his living uncovering lucrative opportunities invested in equipment leasing because he knew there was a future in it….and guess what, he was very right, just as we believe that your future is just as bright as an Equipment Leasing Partner with us. Besides, 1 share in Buffets' company, Berkshire Hathaway trades in the 10s of thousands of dollars. But, with Buffets addition of Bill Gates to the Board of Directors in December 2004, it would probably turn out a good investment. But the investment threshold is much lower, ideal for smaller investors!

Another bit of history that is critical in understanding why equipment leasing has become such a successful business is the story about someone who revolutionized how we think about transporting goods, Malcolm McLean. McLean was in the trucking business and had an idea to place containers on ships, and move freight up and down the Eastern Seaboard. The idea behind this was that as the ship reached destinations his trucks could pick up and deliver the freight more efficiently by reducing trucks from the road and driver idle time due to piece meal loading requirements. The use of containers on ships decreased the amount of labor needed to handle freight piece meal, reduced theft and damage and trucks and drivers on the road thus maximizing operating efficiency. The idea of utilizing containers in this manner sparked another source of revenue. This source of revenue came from renting containers to customers that were not quite ready for their freight. Upon physically deploying this idea, it is reported that due to the efficiencies and economies realized by converting labor and idle truck expenses to mechanized processes, in the first year of this business his company made $5.5 million dollars. This was in the 1950's! It is also reported that he sold his company in the 1970's for an estimated $700 million dollars. Today the business is known as Maersk SeaLand Shipping Lines, the largest container shipping operation in the world.

McLean's system has continued to evolve, and a number of milestones have been reached. This system is used every day in cities both large and small to move freight efficiently and safely while maintaining the integrity of the contents. It is precisely this system and its proven success of established global standards, economics, security, and efficiency that we choose to grow our company. Making this choice, to build on existing success, is our competitive edge. This strategy will ensure success, profitability and long-term growth.

Turning Ideas Into Success for You!

The Equipment Leasing Partnership is committed to extending and further building upon the constant opportunities that continue to ripple from this base of ideas. We are passionate about the industry and would like to share the benefits with our Equipment Leasing Partners and other associated parties.

What to Expect as an Equipment Leasing Partner

As an Equipment Leasing Partner you can invest in new, used, restored or one trip containers as well as wooden storage/shipping vaults. Leasing partners can invest in either International Standard Organization (ISO) steel containers, wooden storage vaults and other types of equipment for opportunities. Soon you will be able to search for available equipment at our site. The price of equipment is usually determined by size, age, location, type, and grade.

Why Invest in Equipment Leasing?

As an Equipment Lease Partner you will have total control over your investment. You will be an active manager of your equipment or other parties equipment that you manage. You will be responsible for managing, leasing, buying, and selling your equipment. Equipment Lease Partners will have full access to our information management system One of the most important aspects of our information management system is that it is built on an open platform, requiring no software installation. This technology approach allows you to login to a secure location where you can manage all aspects of your equipment. There is no software require for installation. This provides you with complete freedom to login anywhere at any time to manage your equipment at home, work or play. The system is designed to maximize your network opportunities so you can keep your equipment loaded and rented. The system has a multitude of equipment management tools. One of the key features allows you to post, negotiate and rent your equipment based on certain parameters (price, term, location) that you enter into the system. Once your terms are met the equipment will be reserved, booked, utilized and tracked. To find out more about the system, please visit our web site and stay posted for updates to our documents.

Our lease partners are an essential part of our business. It is important that you understand how the leasing business works, and how the type of investments that you are making fits into the bigger picture. To better help you understand the industry and the lease partner program itself, we have put together some confidential questions and answers that we think address many of your key issues. Here are the highlights of these questions, whose answers are available at the restricted part of our container partner web site. You can gain access to this information once you sign up as a Container Leasing Partner and are approved as a viable candidate.

How Much Is a Container Investment? We'll give you the details once you sign up.
What are the Best Kinds of Containers to Invest In? We'll give you the details once you sign up.
What Type of Accessories help the Container Rent Better and Maximize Income While Crushing the Competition? We'll give you the details once you sign up.
What about Licensing? We'll give you the details once you sign up.
What Types of Leases are Possible? We'll give you the details once you sign up.
Where do I Keep my Equipment When it is Empty? We'll give you the details once you sign up.
Who delivers and picks up my equipment? We'll give you the details once you sign up.
Where do I get customers? We'll give you the details once you sign up.
How Does Competition Compare? We'll give you the details once you sign up.
Who can I sell my equipment to? We'll give you the details once you sign up.
Where do I buy my equipment? We'll give you the details once you sign up.
How do I Advertise My Equipment for Sale or Lease? It's Free and we'll give you the details once you sign up.
How Much Money Can I Make? We'll give you the details once you sign up.

These are certainly not all inclusive, and we welcome the opportunity to answer any additional questions that you may have. To view more details about how you can become an Equipment Leasing Partner, you'll need to sign up here: Lease Partner Registration .