Transportation & Global Logistics Resources
Discount Fuel Network
The AHFA discount Fuel Network offers members the ability to purchase fuel at well below the average posted cash price per gallon. The average savings per gallon over the past year have been about 0.30 cents per gallon. The network is anchored by Loves Travel Centers, Loves continues to expand their operations by adding between 30 and 40 truck stops each year to a total of well over 400 locations. In addition to the strategically located truck stops, Loves have added to their services, dispatched mechanical and tire services. The truck stops inventory, a full line of national brand tires and honor our customers national tire program discounts. Loves have entered a re-capping operation and sell a full line of quality rec-capped tires. From a technical side of the Loves offer is a state of the art tire inspection at the time of fueling. From a control aspect, Loves has installed RFID, (Radio Frequency Identification) doing away with necessity of a plastic fuel card. This program is named “QuikQ”. With the comfort of drivers in mind, Loves are now adding Hotel/Motel properties adjacent to their truck stops, these are name brand franchises. The AHFA network also includes the Wilco Hess locations and for those fueling on the T-Chek platform the T/A network. In total the AHFA network consists of over 650 locations nationwide and continues to grow. For information, contact Jeff Beaumont, OTR Fuel Consulting, at 540/494-2453 or 540/309-6915.
International Wood Packaging Standard
Requirements for wood packaging materials used in international trade were established in 2005. Failure to comply results in shipments being re-exported.
Go to a Summary of the Standard
Rule 181 DVD
Rule 181 was approved by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association and became effective in July 2000. AHFA developed a video available on DVD to demonstrate the package performance test designed exclusively to apply the Rule 181 protocol to cartoned furniture. Cost is $49, plus $5 shipping.
Rule 181 DVD Order Form
Specialized Furniture Carriers Directory
Specialized furniture carriers have dedicated their companies and resources to the handling and transporting of furniture. They provide special equipment and skills and offer long-term relationships with home furnishings manufacturers and their customers. To help distinguish their services from general commodities carriers, a group of these dedicated companies came together in 2009 to form the Specialized Furniture Carriers under the umbrella of AHFA’s Suppliers Division.
Go to the Specialized Furniture Carriers Directory