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November 23, 2020

What Set’s Us Apart From Other UST Trainers

With us it’s not just about getting a certificate and being on your way.

We love to help you comply. We love to help you know how to operate you UST equipment.

Need help with your UST system? Contact us anytime.

Chat: www.USTtraining.com
Email: info@USTtraining.com
Call: 866-301-8265

 

 

November 18, 2020

Our First Virtual PEI Convention Was a Big Hit

UST Training staff attended the first every PEI Virtual Convention and Expo last week. And while nothing beats face-to-face interactions with old friends and new prospects, the show was actually pretty cool. UST Training was excited to make the jump to virtual conventions and we expect to see more over the next year.

Imagine going to a web page that’s a giant digital lobby. You look up and see a navigational banner at the top of the page. You can select “Sessions” to join a live class. Or you can select “Expo Hall” and browse through 60 different virtual vendor booths and live chat with a petroleum expert. Or if you just want to socialize you can stop into one of two “Lounges”, including one for PEI members and even one for Spanish-speaking members.

And yes, it sounds a bit strange and non-personal but in fact there were a number of ways to interact with conference attendees, including one-on-one chat, group, chat, email and of course Zoom.

And UST Training’s Ben Thomas was proud to have participated as a speaker, exhibitor, attendee and Board member.

Here are the convention highlights, courtesy of PEI’s Tulsa Letter)

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November 17, 2020

Want to be a strategic partner with us?

UST Training is all about partnerships and working relationships in our quest to prevent leaks, spills and fines through motivational training for UST operators. Want to join our team?

Over the years we’ve created alliances with various state UST agencies. For instance, Montana’s Tank Helper, Kentucky’s TOOLS and Maine’s Tank Smart were all done with creative input from our staff. Also, we currently provide training statewide in Arizona for no cost to operators; for reimbursement in Iowa; and have offered subsidized training in the past for West Virginia and Wisconsin through various state grant programs.

Another way we help operators is through state and regional petroleum marketer associations. We have reseller agreements with PMAs in Oregon, Colorado/Wyoming, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina and New England. These groups promote our training while either enjoying profit sharing or member discounts. We are also starting a reseller partnership with some select buyers groups in Texas as well.

Here’s a detailed list of our partners.

Benefits include:

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November 17, 2020

Why Bleach is BAD for Cleaning Dispenser Nozzles

Attention Class A/B and C UST operators. Important safety tip for cleaning nozzles in the time of COVID-19.

UST Training attended the session “Safety in the World of COVID-19” at the PEI Virtual Conference last week and learned and important thing to share to all UST owners and operators: don’t use bleach to clean your dispenser hanging hardware. It turns out it actively corroded aluminum. The presenter Steve Baynham of Husky showed in real time a video of bleach dissolving the aluminum and we could literally see small slivers of metal blistering away.

Here’s a summary of the presentation

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November 10, 2020

Now Offering Live Webinar Option for AZ Class A/B Operators

Big news! UST Training is now offering Class A/B UST operator training by live webinar for qualifying Arizona UST owners and operators for free.

The first one is December 9, 2020, 8 AM – 12 PM AZ Time.

Register here

All you need is

  • Internet and computer speakers or headphones. A computer mic is optional for chatting with the instructor.
  • You also need to own or operate a UST regulated by the ADEQ, and be an employee of the company and not a third party contractor.

How it works

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November 6, 2020

Hawai’i Class A/B Course Updated

We’ve updated our very popular Hawai’i Class A/B UST Operator Training course, which includes

  • Better images
  • Easier to read
  • More suggestions to how avoid leaks and violations
  • Newest UST regulations
  • Latest inspection forms

Check it out!

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November 3, 2020

Register Today and Stop by our Virtual PEI Booth Nov. 10-12

Want to attend national UST convention, interact with industry experts, never learn your home or office and spend only $125 to attend?

With over 60 booths and over 600 attendees, be part of highly adaptive and interactive 2020 convention experience.

When you register and attend next week, make sure to stop by our booth.

Register now

New Indian Country UST Inspection Video Now Available

October 16, 2020

Ben Thomas created a special training video for UST operators and inspectors of Indian Country USTs. It’s informative, filmed on location the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community in Washington, and free to watch. Check it out and pass it along. And special thanks to Dustin Weatherby for being such an awesome UST operator!

Need Indian Country Class A/B or C UST Operator Training that is 100% online? Learn more.

October 15, 2020

Nebraska 5 Year Class A/B Refresher Due in 2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE: As of October 15, 2020, the revised Nebraska UST rules have not yet been adopted. We are working closely with the State Fire Marshal’s Office and have updated our slides to meet the new rules but we cannot publish the new slides until the rules are final. The moment we know the new rules are finalized, and we have approved from the Fire Marshal, we will make the new course available.


Hello Nebraska Class A/B UST Operators. We wanted to let you a few important things about your 5-year certification.

  1. In 2020, you must renew if you got certified in 2015, which should be many/most of you.
  2. You will automatically get a reminder notice from us through our host company Coggno.
  3. Nebraska has developed new UST rules to match Federal EPA requirements, which include some new testing and inspecting requirements.
  4. We’ve revised our course to include the new rules and sent to the Nebraska State Fire Marshal for review. But,
  5. The new Nebraska UST rules have not yet been adopted or made official. So,
  6. Once the new rules get adopted, we hope to get our revised Class A/B course approved ASAP before you need to renew so you get trained on the new rules.

Any questions about the Nebraska UST rules or about refresher training, contact us anytime at 866-301-8265 or info@USTtraining.com.

October 15, 2020

Colorado Class A/B Course Updated

We’ve updated our very popular Colorado Class A/B course which includes

  • Better images
  • Easier to read
  • Newest UST regulations
  • Latest inspection forms

Check it out!

What Colorado UST operators liked about the training:

  • “Excellent course! I would highly recommend this to anyone working with any type of UST systems.”
  • “I understand my equipment more than ever now. I am grateful we can access this course anytime in the future for reference or a refresher.”
  • “The UST A/B course was extremely informative and very interesting. I enjoyed it!!!”

This and the Colorado and Wyoming Class C course Sponsored by the Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association