Benefits

AHFA 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., OTR Fuel Consulting LLC at 540-989-3836 or 540-494-2453.


Industry Resource GuideINDUSTRY RESOURCE GUIDE
The AHFA Industry Resource Guide is an online, searchable database covering a wide array of industry-specific products and services. It is easily accessible from a link on the AHFA home page, as well as from the link below. The Resource Guide enables executives in all types of home furnishings companies to conveniently conduct targeted searches by a user-defined keyword or by consulting the alphabetized category and sub-category menu. The guide lists all AHFA Specialized Furniture Carrier members. These listings, including the Specialized Furniture Carrier designation in boldface, are free. Members have the option of upgrading their listing. The upgrading listings, as well as advertising on the site, are handled by Naylor Association Solutions, a third-party provider under contract with AHFA to manage the Resource Guide. 
Go to the Resource Guide


Golf PuttEDUCATION GOLF TOURNAMENT
All Specialized Furniture Carriers are invited to participate in the annual Solution Partners Education Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the tournament are dedicated to the Solution Partners Education Fund, which supports a variety of educational initiatives. Among those initiatives is a scholarship program that awards six $2,000 scholarships each year to the children of full-time employees at AHFA member companies – including all Specialized Furniture Carrier members. The one-year scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and financial need. AHFA encourages all members to promote this scholarship opportunity to their employees. Tournament sponsorships are available.
Scholarship Information


NetworkingACCESS
Top executives from Specialized Furniture Carriers are invited to attend the AHFA Annual Meeting and CEO Conference each November. An economic outlook for the coming year and an overview of key regulatory, legislative and political issues impacting the industry are part of this exclusive, executive-level, members only program.  Additional access to the leading home furnishings companies is offered through the online AHFA Membership Directory, the most up-to-date database of top company executives in the industry.  The online Membership Directory is another members-only resource. 
Membership Directory


CapitolPOLITICAL VOICE
As a member of the Specialized Furniture Carriers, you are helping to maintain a voice for the home furnishings industry in Washington. AHFA retains a professional lobbying firm to augment its presence on Capitol Hill. Members of the AHFA full-time staff and member company executives routinely confer with senior members of the Administration and Congressional staffs, testify at Congressional hearings and maintain regular contact with all agencies that impact our industry.


LEGAL ASSISTANCE
AHFA has retained the services of Henry Seaton from the law offices of Seaton & Husk LP, to provide legal consulting services and regular regulatory updates to the Specialized Furniture Carriers. Further, individual members receive a 20 percent discount on the hourly rate for legal services.  Seaton & Husk specializes in regulatory compliance, cargo claims, freight charge collection, commercial litigation and related matters (www.transportationlaw.net).


SOLUTIONS ON DEMAND
AHFA’s quarterly newsletter, Solutions on Demand, offers all Specialized Furniture Carriers a forum for announcing company news to AHFA member companies. Expanding services? Adding employees? Win an award? Announce it in the quarterly Solutions on Demand newsletter. We’ll include your logo and contact information with each news item, helping to build your name recognition and brand visibility up to four times each year. Email AHFA’s Vice President of Communications, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for more information on how to use this important member benefit.
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