For the past 50 years, Wheeler Bros. Inc. has specialized in the design and distribution of fleet vehicle maintenance and defense components. The company’s dedication to continue innovating vehicle solutions has resulted in winning its seventh consecutive award and new projects for its customer – the United States Postal Service.

“Our Wheeler Bros. Inc. subsidiary continues to exceed our expectations,” says Maurice Gauthier, CEO of Wheeler Bros. parent company VSE Corp. “Wheeler Bros.’ supply chain services to both traditional and commercial markets, which has encouraged us to focus on this part of our business while we continue to better position ourselves through our recent consolidation efforts to defend our traditional market base.”

Wheeler Bros. is an ISO 9001:2008 certified supply chain management company distributing high-quality vehicle parts to the United States Postal Service and the Department of Defense. The Somerset, Penn.-based company is a subsidiary of VSE Corp., a diversified company focused on creating, sustaining and improving the systems, equipment and processes for agencies of the United States government and other prime contractors.

The company’s core expertise lies in its capabilities in sourcing, design, warehousing and tracking vehicle parts. Wheeler Bros. also has the ability to reverse-engineer parts that are no longer supported by the original manufacturers.

“Wheeler Bros. strives to exceed our customers’ requirements and satisfy our contractual obligations by utilizing valued employees to provide continual improvement of our processes and delivery ‘quality first – quality fast,’” the company says. 

Awarded for Dedication

Wheeler Bros. manages and supplies repair parts for all makes and models of more than 211,000 Postal Service vehicles and equipment. It catalogs nearly 22,000 items for those vehicles, including heavy trucks and trailers in a web-based inventory program. Wheeler Bros. focuses on engineering solutions to improve product lifecycles and enhancing the performance of key component parts that are needed to extend the life of the vehicle fleet and promote long-term sustainment.

“We are proud to support the U.S. Postal Service in the management of their vehicle fleet maintenance and vehicle parts inventory,” Wheeler Bros. President Chad Wheeler said in a press release. “Our highly successful managed inventory program allows the Postal Service to focus on the most important aspects to keep their fleet of delivery vehicles in the best possible condition. Our relationship with the Postal Service is a true partnership with mutual dedication to high-quality service, value, communication and cost avoidance.”

The company’s service was recognized for the seventh consecutive year in June when the U.S. Postal Service honored Wheeler Bros. with its 2013 Postal Service Supplier Performance Award. 

“Wheeler Bros. provides proven processes and procedures to ensure customer satisfaction,” the Postal Service said in a press release. “With the average age of Postal Service vehicles exceeding 20 years, Wheeler Bros. fights a daily battle against obsolete parts. It has responded with outstanding performance to provide the parts necessary to keep the fleet running.” 

The company continues to offer innovative solutions for the Postal Service and in July was awarded a $2.9 million delivery order to supply 10,000 engineered shelving kits to the United States Postal Service for use in its Long Life Delivery Vehicles (LLV). The company submitted a design concept for purpose-built shelving units to address an increase in package deliveries.

“Our shelving solution was developed to give Postal Service carriers more space in the cargo bay area and reduce the need to lift large or heavy items from the rear of the vehicle,” Wheeler said in a press release. “Additionally, the new shelving units require minimal installation time for technicians at the Postal Services’ maintenance facilities. Wheeler Bros. is committed to providing cost-effective solutions to meet the expanding demands of the Postal Service.”  

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