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May 6, 2019

CWPMA Members get a 25% Discount on all Class A/B and C Training

Are you a member of the Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association (CWPMA)? If so, you can get a 25% discount off all Colorado Class A/B and C UST operator training purchases from us. Contact us for your discount coupon code.

Also if you have a petroleum marketer, trade association, or large company that needs bulk Class A/B and C licenses in any state, contact us about creating your own discount code.

May 6, 2019

New Revised Washington Class A/B Course: Important Deadlines

Hello Washington Class A/B UST Operators:
UST Training wanted to let you know our Class A/B UST Operator Training course was revised and re-approved by the Washington Department of Ecology (DOE). The course had to be updated to include new DOE rules for things like spill bucket and sump testing.

How can you learn about the new rules? Two choices:

1. Download the DOE handout at  the DOE web page.

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May 6, 2019

Be Like Bonnie: What a Great UST Operator Looks Like

Bonnie is the store manager at a mini-mart gas station in a small town in rural Washington. She took our Class A/B UST operator training course about four years ago and I remember her well because after she got certified she promptly called our office with a bunch of questions. We spoke at length and I helped answer what I thought were a number of very thoughtful and tactical questions. She’s called a few times since then and we’ve talked though a number of her concerns. But I haven’t heard from her in a while.

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May 3, 2019

Florida Petroleum Marketers Association Now Authorized Reseller of Class A/B and C

The Florida Petroleum Marketers Association (FPMA) is now an authorized reseller of our online Class A/B and C UST operator training for UST operators in Florida. Check it out!

FPMA members are being offered a 15% discount on all purchases between now and August 1. Contact us with your Member ID for the coupon code.

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We trained all day…then this happened.

May 3, 2019

Fires at gas stations are rare, when you consider the large number of UST sites and the number of people who fill up every day. Proper signage, on-site safety equipment, alert UST operators and a smarter public all help to keep disaster away from most fueling operations.

So it came as a shock last week that, not 30 minutes after Ben Thomas of UST Training left a daylong Class A/B UST operator course, he got the call that disaster struck.

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April 29, 2019

Operator Training at Scale

You could save thousands each year on training costs by leasing our Class C UST course.

Have a large number of class C UST operators?
Frustrated with high turnover rates?
Have your own in-house company training program?

Did you know we lease our course software?  For some UST owners, leasing our Class C UST operator training courseware is a very smart alternative that can save you time, money and effort.

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April 25, 2019

Our Alaska Class A/B UST Operator Training Course Now Approved and Online

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) has approved our online Alaska Class A/B UST Operator Training course. Check it out!

Previously our course was approved by reciprocity based on Washington UST rules but we now offer a standalone, Alaska-specific course that contains all the new UST rules.

Want a training solution that is 100% online and can be done from any computer with high-speed Internet?

See why UST Operators love our online training and what sets us apart from other solutions.

For a limited time, use the coupon code LASTFRONTIERUST when you check out and get a 15% discount off any Alaska Class A/B or C license. Offer good until June 1, 2019.

April 23, 2019

Video shows fire after Ashland, KY gas station explosion

Here’s a recent story about a gas station explosion where amazingly, no one was hurt. If you watch the raw video footage here you’ll notice the strangely casual nature of pedestrians, nearby traffic and even the person filming the shooting flames. Was the response here correct? Typically, emergency steps include:

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April 17, 2019

PEI’s UST Component Compatibility Library

If you are a UST operator at a facility that dispenses greater than E10 ethanol gasoline or greater than B20 biodiesel, you are required by State and Federal law to provide proof that all UST parts are verified to be compatible with such fuels. And as any seasoned operator who took our Class A/B training knows, there are lots and lots of parts that make up a whole UST system. Compatibility verification can include:

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April 8, 2019

Franklin Podcast Features Ben Thomas

Let’s be Frank, the petroleum industry’s first UST podcast series, recently interviewed with Ben Thomas of UST Training. The Podcast’s host, Franklin Fueling, asked Ben about how he inspires UST operators to respond to ATG alarms, Check it out!