With more than a dozen bi-fuel Ford trucks in its fleet, LEAM Drilling needed a natural gas vehicle partner that was also a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM). The tag team of Ford QVM manufacturer Landi Renzo and Ford QVM installer Nat G resulted in an ideal fit. Both companies have since converted several additional Ford vehicles for LEAM’s fleet.
“We tried numerous systems and were initially disappointed with the technology and the level of customer service. When we connected with Nat G, we found support and we feel assured that the support will continue as we grow our natural gas fleet,” said Sonia Bradley, project manager at the Louisiana-based directional and horizontal drilling company.
This month Nat G delivered two additional factory qualified bi-fuel vehicles using Landi Renzo systems to LEAM’s Pegasus NGV fleet. LEAM began transitioning its fleet to CNG in 2010, starting with four medium-duty vehicles. Since connecting with Nat G and Landi Renzo in 2013 they have expanded their fleet to 18 total CNG vehicles.
“We are early adopters of CNG,” said Bradley. “Our natural gas vehicles have a higher ROI. At the rate we are using them, the conversion cost is paid within six months on each vehicle. Our latest, 2014 models, received early this year, have had no issues at all.”
Source: Landi Renzo