In today’s message:

  • A tip about private equipment sales
  • Some humor…
  • Recent truck/trailer deals
  • Helping you buy or sell equipment

Here’s a tip to pass on:

Most private sales of equipment qualify for financing.

Many people are surprised to hear this.

That’s why it’s rare to see a private ad for equipment that says, “Financing available”.

A sale with financing happens faster and at the full asking price. We all know it’s easier to accept a small monthly payment instead of a large lump sum.

That’s why Aquilian offers private sale financing to buyers and sellers of equipment of all makes and models.

Call us toll-free at 844.252.0524 or email


Some humor

While driving as a team along a country road, two novice truckers came to an overpass with a sign that read CLEARANCE 11’3″.

They got out and measured their rig, which was 12’4″ high.

“What do you think?” one asked the other. The driver looked around carefully, then shifted into first.

“Not a cop in sight. Let’s take a chance!”

I once broke down on a back-country road and couldn’t get a mobile signal. I walked to the only house in sight, a worn-out farmhouse with a small animal pen in the front yard.

As I walked up to the house, I saw that the pen held a large pig with only three legs. For the fourth leg it had – and I could barely believe it myself – a wooden post strapped on.

Before I reached the door, a man greeted me from nearby, so I told him my story and asked to use his phone. He agreed . But before I went in, I had to ask him, “Why does that pig have only three legs?”

He answered me, “That sure is one wonderful pig!”

I said, “I don’t understand.”

He said, “One night I was asleep and so was my wife and the small children, and the pig started a hollering and a screaming and woke us all up. And it was then I smelled the smoke from a kitchen fire and ran to put it out before we was all killed. That sure is one wonderful pig!”

“But why does it have only three legs?”

“Well, once when I was under a machine and the jack slipped, breaking my bones, that pig laid hold of my arm with his mouth and dragged me out from under the weight. That sure is one wonderful pig!”

“Yes, sir, I can see that your pig truly is wonderful and a lifesaver, but what happened to his leg?”

So finally he told me, “Well, you see, sir, a pig as wonderful as that, you don’t eat him all at once!”

For those of you who missed this in our last message:

Recent truck/trailer deals

Here’s a summary of some of the deals we’ve closed recently:

D.S. operates 23 tractors and more than 30 trailers in upstate NY, plus several owner-operators. He needed 2 aluminum tandem flatbeds and 1 custom heavy-duty quad dropdeck trailers. We sourced the trailers for him and got him a significant discount (we pay wholesale!), financing it all over 60 months (his preference) at 5.25%.

A 12-tractor carrier wanted to “sell” 3 used tractors to company drivers, making them owner-operators. We worked through several problems with the drivers’ credit and created leases they could afford. Then we leased 3 new trucks for the carrier at a rate lower than the dealer offered.

A 3-tractor carrier wanted to sell his 2007 and replace it with a newer model. We funded both the buyer of the 2007 and the replacement unit, which we located for the carrier. Both sales were with private individuals, not dealers.

Although A.L. had been operating his specialized fleet for many years, the corporation was still in the name of another member of his family. A.L. needed another unit, but since he’s now negotiating to take ownership of the carrier, he wanted to acquire the new unit personally, not inside the company. He also shopped around for the best lease rate. Aquilian won his business for creating the structure he needed at the lowest rate around.

How can we help you?

Helping you buy or sell equipment

  • Do you have equipment you’d like to sell, but buyers don’t have enough cash?
  • Do you want to buy from a private seller who wants only cash?
  • Do you have an employee who could be an owner-operator, if only they could get financing?
  • Do you want your owner-operator to replace equipment or get an additional unit?
  • Does your bank or leasing company say, “No”?

We can help, at little or no cost to you.


Thanks for taking the time to read this, and have a great weekend.

Aquilian Financial provides loan, leasing, and employee health benefits solutions.

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Eric Grossman, CPA, CGA  –  Aquilian Financial

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