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Tank Savvy Minute COVID Edition: Train Your Team at Home

December 10, 2020

If you’re stuck at home due to COVID and need to catch upon things you normally don’t have time for, or if you have a team working remotely and need them to brush up on UST compliance, consider a bulk purchase of our Class A/B UST operator training courses.

Here at UST Training, we want you to use this time to get ahead. We’re always looking for new ways to stay safe during COVID and stay tank savvy. We hope this offer provides both. Click to learn more about team discounts.

Good for the following:

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December 7, 2020

Free UST Training in Arizona a Big Success

It’s been only two months and our free online Class A/B and C UST operator training in the Grand Canyon State is off to a grand start.

UST Training, though a contract with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), has begun providing free training to qualifying AZ UST operators.

Since October 7, 2020, we’ve signed up over 145 Class A/B operators and over 220 Class C operators. Our goal is to have trained Class A/B and C operators at every single one of the 2,000+ Arizona sites by the end of 2021.

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November 30, 2020

USTs by the Numbers Nationwide

We like to think of ourselves as “big picture” people in the world of UST compliance through savvy education. Because we offer training coast to coast (literally, and beyond –from Guam to the US Virgin Islands) we like to look at national UST trends.

As a Class A/B UST Operator, you might want to know where you stand when compared to the rest of the nation.

Here’s a summary from EPA’s Office of Underground Storage Tanks Performance Measurements dated 9/30/2020 and covers the previous year. For the full report today and previous times, click here.

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November 24, 2020

Need the definition of any UST term? Click here

Shear valve? Automatic Tank Gauge? Ball Float Valve?

Are you a Class A/B or C UST operator who’s come across words you don’t understand?

If you need help defining a piece of UST system related equipment, the PEI Wiki can help. It’s free and easy to use

The PEI Wiki:

Enjoy, learn and share.

November 23, 2020

What Sets Us Apart From Other UST Trainers

Every day we help folks like you be the best UST operators they can be. We recently received this question from UST operator Lorri Bye on our website live chat, read below. We’re happy to help anyone who needs a quick UST answer!

 

LiveChat conversation transcript:
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Name: Lorri Bye
State: Minnesota
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Ben Thomas (Fri, 11/20/2020, 08:24:08 am America/Los_Angeles)
Hello, do you have any questions about UST Training?

Lorri Bye (Fri, 11/20/2020, 08:24:50 am)
We have a TLS-350 and I”m wondering if we can run tank gauge reports from a previous date or if it only gives us the current information?

Ben Thomas (Fri, 11/20/2020, 08:25:49 am)
Hi Lorri.

Lorri Bye (Fri, 11/20/2020, 08:26:10 am)
Hello

Ben Thomas (Fri, 11/20/2020, 08:27:36 am)
Hit <mode> until you get to diagnostics ….there’s a whole bunch of test history results there.

Ben Thomas (Fri, 11/20/2020, 08:28:17 am)
This would include alarm history, leak test history etc.

Lorri Bye (Fri, 11/20/2020, 08:28:30 am)
Ok great! thanks

Ben Thomas (Fri, 11/20/2020, 08:28:47 am)
Just make sure to hit mode and get your screen back to all functions normal. At the end

Lorri Bye (Fri, 11/20/2020, 08:29:11 am)
Will do, thanks.

 

Need help with your UST system? Contact us anytime.

Chat: www.USTtraining.com
Email: [email protected]
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 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