PFA provides cheaper fuel by grouping individual members’ purchases. This increases the economies of scale, lowering the price of fuel and lubricants at any of its local partner supplier locations.
Essential Service Status
If there happens to be a fuel shortage, PFA members will be given first priority over all other customers.
Elimination of Administrative Hassle
PFA prides itself on service. Members receive the following customer service advantages:
- Fuel and lubricant purchase management, as well as card management.
- 24-hour access to price changes, notice of upcoming price changes and volume reports.
Members can join for free and benefit from the freedom to leave the program at any time, eliminating the need for complicated long-term contracts.
PFA’s internal and external efficiencies lie in its proprietary software, which monitors invoice values and accuracy, price discrepancies, past pricing, estimates, fuel cost tracking, and purchase history.
PFA goes to public tender every three to five years to remain compliant with New West Partnership Trade Agreement. PFA received and implemented the favourable results of their RFP in August 2016.
Ease of Payment
When you receive an invoice for a fuel purchase, you pay your provincial association directly, and your association then pays the supplier on your behalf.
Price Changes and Forecasts
PFA offers price forecasting and advanced reporting each week to notify members of any upcoming price changes.