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Buy Bulk Class A/B, Save 50%

February 15, 2024

Buy Bulk Class A/B, Save 50%

If you have a large number of Class A/B UST operators in one or more states, or if you have high Class A/B turnover, consider purchasing in bulk and save 50%.

It’s easy:

  • Select the number of Class A/B licenses (normally $150 each) that you need from our 34 approved state courses.
  • Be sure to select the Team Account option when you checkout.
  • Discounts per license are automatically applied at checkout:
    • 5+ saves $25 each
    • 10+ saves $50 each
    • 15+ saves $75 each
  • Once purchased, your new unassigned “blank” licenses are instantly added to your team account, ready for immediate use.
  • Assign names to your licenses whenever you need.
  • Unassigned licenses never expire and are 100% transferable.

Example: Fred oversees UST compliance in 5 states at 20 locations. Based on his estimates, he thinks he’ll need 20 Class A/B operator licenses in the coming year. Fred buys 20 to cover 20 locations. Normally the total price is $3,000 but now it’s $1,500. Fred can now assign licenses to new hires as needed and he tells his boss he just saved the company $1,500 on the upcoming yearly training costs.

How do I assign training to my UST operators?

You don’t need to know upfront the names of the individuals needing training. Just a general idea of numbers. You can buy and save now, then assign anytime.

Do UST Training licenses expire?

Your team seats never expire, so you can use them now or anytime. You might know that you’ll be hiring new operators, but with team seats you don’t need to know their information in advance. Once assigned, your operators will have a full year to complete.

Are team seats available for both Class A/B and C?

Yes, team seats and bulk discounts are available for Class A/B and C training courses.

If I have UST systems in multiple states, do I need to buy training for certain states?

Team seats can be shared between different states that sell at the same retail price. This means you can save across all states you need training in.

(And if you’re in Florida and Texas, lucky you, these states already qualify for discounts! Additionally, for FL and TX, bulk discounts kick in after 15+ licenses, just as with all other states.)

What’s the difference between single accounts, team accounts, and invite codes?

In addition to bulk discounts, a team account lets you assign training, track progress, access certificates anytime, generate reports, and receive alerts when refresher training is due (if required in your state). You can also add other account managers (group leaders) to your team account, to delegate administration duties.

Invite codes also qualify for bulk discounts, but don’t include any of the management features of team accounts.

Single accounts are just that, a simple account for just one person needing training, and bulk discounts are not applicable.

Have more questions?

Learn more here.

Or contact us anytime at [email protected] or 866-301-8265

February 14, 2024

Learn about PEI’s Latin America Initiative

Check out this interesting interview with Jason Blake, President of PEI, and Liliana Cruz, head of PEI’s Latin American initiative.

One thing we love doing at PEI trade shows is meeting UST professionals from around the world. PEI has helped open up a whole world of technical exchanges and opportunities from Mexico and the Caribbean all the way down to the tip of South America.  Thanks Liliana!

 

February 7 – Free Webinar: Why you Shouldn’t Operate a UST Without SIR

February 5, 2024

Free Webinar: Why you Shouldn’t Operate a UST Without SIR
February 7, 2024, 11 :00 AM – 12 PM PST
Hosted by Ben Thomas, President of UST Training

Register now

Statistical Inventory Reconciliation or SIR: often misunderstood, sometimes maligned, common in certain parts of the country and mysteriously opt-in in others. Hear veteran UST professional Reggie Roberson, CEO of Tank Management Services, discuss his journey from nonbeliever to believer about the application of SIR as a monthly method of release deduction for UST systems.

February 2, 2024

UST Training Partners with National Shell Group

UST Training is pleased to announce a partnership with NASM, the National Association of Shell Marketers, who becomes our most recent organization to become an affiliate reseller of our online Class A/B and C UST operator training.

According to their webpage, “NASM is a brand-specific trade association for companies that have wholesale supply contracts with Shell Oil, its licensees or its branded marketers. NASM provides Shell marketers with access to valuable legal services and educational programs; maintains a dialog with Shell on behalf of members; and engages in public policy advocacy on behalf of petroleum marketers by communicating with federal agencies, the U.S. Congress and other petroleum industry associations.”

Learn more about NASM

Interested in becoming a UST Training affiliate and earn income selling our nationally recognized courses? Learn more.

February 2, 2024

Need Lots of Class AB Operator Training?

We’ve seen a growing interest in companies needing large scale solutions for Class A/B UST operator training. We know it takes significant organization willpower to manage lots UST systems, and here at UST Training we have a number of options available to help you stay in compliance on a large scale basis.

And you may not know it but if you buy 15+ Class A/B licenses, your training costs are cut in half.

And remember: licenses never expire, which makes bulk purchases a great long-term option.

The following features of our Class A/B training may be a good fit for you and your organization.

  • Statewide Solution: Have an entire state to train? Our existing systems allow us to not only train but verify an entire state or territory of UST operators.
  • Multi-State Solution: Have tanks in multiple states? We have multiple-state solutions.
  • Incentive Program: We now offer a sponsorship program where you can purchase large numbers of licenses upfront and distribute them to your members as needed.
  • Bulk Discounts: We offer a great discount program for greater than five, greater than 10, and greater than 15 licenses at a single purchase. After 15+ licenses per purchase your cost is 50% off.
  • Licenses Never Expire: buy now, use anytime.
  • Team Accounts: if you buy two or more licenses, you automatically get a complementary team account structure that allows you to manage dozens, hundreds or even thousands of Class A/B operators.
  • Unlimited Groups: You can manage large numbers of trainees by organizing your team into any number of groups. Easily train your team, even across multiple states. Need your managers to have access to some groups but not all? It’s easy to assign admin access wherever needed, at no additional cost.
  • Share Licenses: Buy ahead and save! Even though staff turnover can make buying training a moving target, we can help. Our pooled seats feature makes it easy to use the same purchased licenses across multiple groups. Choose the team account option when buying for multiple states, and separate groups are created automatically. Bulk discounts automatically apply, and licenses never expire.

And what about Class C training?

If you have lots of class C operators who need training, we have an excellent licensing program. Learn more here.

Whether you need one or 1000 licenses, we are happy to talk with you about what solution is best for you. We treat each individual customer as unique and will help you find the best and most cost effective solution that is available today.

Contact us for a free consult at 866-301-8265 or [email protected]

 

February 2, 2024

UST Training Partners with PA Petroleum Association

UST Training is excited to announce that we have partnered with the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association (PPA) to provide their members with direct access to PA DEP-approved Class A/B and C UST operator training. Welcome PPA!

For more information please contact:

Ted Harris, Executive Vice President, PA Petroleum Association
(717) 578-4026
[email protected]

Interested in becoming a UST Training affiliate and earn income selling our nationally recognized courses? Learn more.

 

February 2, 2024

Albany gas station fined on DEQ violations

An Albany Oregon gas station and convenience store was penalized by state environmental regulators after numerous violations were discovered. Read more 

Attention UST operators: Another reminder why we need to monitor for leaks and immediately reply to suspected releases.

January 11, 2024

See you at the WPMA Expo in Las Vegas

If you planning on attending the Western Petroleum Marketers Association (WPMA) Expo in Las Vegas this February please stop by our booth 1119 and say hi!

Whether you have one or 1,000 UST sites, learn how to UST Training can be your one-stop-shop solution for engaging, cost-effective and  practical training.

We are looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones. If you want to schedule a meeting with UST Training President Ben Thomas please contact him today at [email protected]

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December 21, 2023

The UST Program Turned 35 on December 22

If you were new to the underground storage tank (UST) universe, you might not know that December 22 is an important day on the pollution prevention calendar. Thirty five years ago, in 1988, EPA adopted national Underground Storage Tank regulations that would transform how we manage fuels underground and protect millions of Americans from being impacted by polluted drinking water supplies.

Check out the milestones of the UST program nationwide.

Ben Thomas, President of UST Training, is proud to have been a part of this industry since even before 1988. Ben oversaw the removal of leaky USTs in Vermont in 1986-87 and went on to help the State of Alaska get through the December 22, 1998 national UST upgrade deadline. Over the last 25 years, Ben has dedicated his efforts exclusively to pollution prevention, including networking, sharing ideas, education, and just helping people understand why managing UST system safely makes good business sense.

Likewise, many Class A/B and C UST operators, state, federal and tribal regulators, as well as service providers have all done their part to make this one of the most successful environmental programs to date. Here are some of the successes based on your efforts.

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December 14, 2023

Leveraging the Internet for Better UST Compliance

Please check out our article in Fuels Market News, “Leveraging the Internet for Better UST Compliance”, especially if you missed our free webinars on the topic this past year. There are plenty of digital tools out there to improve UST compliance if you know what’s available. Discover here what’s out there, what works, and why you should consider these at-your-fingertips technological solutions for inventory, test results, alarm response, monthly inspections, advanced ATG features, compliance scheduling reporting, UST operator training (of course) and more!

 

 

UST Training x Titan Cloud Webinar: Advances in UST Alarm Management

November 27, 2023

In case you missed our excellent webinar last week. Here is a copy available on YouTube. Special thanks to Jon Kelly of Titan Cloud!

November 6, 2023

Tank Management Services: Our latest Affiliate Partner

USTTraining.com is pleased to announce that Tank Management Services, Inc, (TMS) from Topeka, Kansas is now an official affiliate of our online Class C operator training courses.

Check it out!

According to their web page: TMS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fuel True Independent Energy and Convenience Association and provides a complete line of services to help tank owners with UST/AST compliance: A/B operator training, class C training, leak detection for USTs, inventory control training, risk management & loss control as well as tank audits.  TMS also provides motor fuel tax filers with electronic data interchange (EDI) for filing returns with the Kansas Department of Revenue.

Create passive income with links to our training! It’s easy with our UST Affiliate program! Want to learn more?

What’s wrong with this bathroom?

November 2, 2023

Placing your automatic tank gauge (ATG) in a secure location is a very important part of managing your UST system correctly. What happened here?!

If you have any pictures of automatic tank gauges located where they probably shouldn’t be, please feel free to share them at [email protected].

 

October 17, 2023

Look for our Tank Savvy Logo

In 2012 we introduced the idea of being Tank Savvy to the UST industry through our free online training videos on YouTube. (See what we mean by being Tank Savvy.)

In 2023 we begin adding the “I’m Tank Savvy”  logo to all of our certificates of completion and state Class A/B course Study guides, and you’ll be seeing it appear it in all our training lessons going forward.

Here at UST Training, we just don’t provide you with the opportunity to complete training to secure certificates to meet the minimum state requirements. We provide you inspirational, motivational content, plus our expert advice, to make you the best operator you can be. Basically, to be Tank Savvy.

And a special thanks to the over one million UST operators we’ve trained online since 2007, as well as all the folks we’ve provided live training to over the years. Your ability to be top notch operators is our greatest measurement of success. Overall we are seeing a national decline in UST violations, leaks and spills. We want to think we’ve done our own part to make things safer for America’s precious drinking water supplies.

October 13, 2023

State UST Agencies Like our Tank Savvy Videos

We recently learned that UST inspectors in Georgia refer new UST owners to watch our popular Tank Savvy Minute video series. Thanks Georgia!

We also just learned that our Tank Savvy videos are posted on the Florida DEP UST webpage. Check it out. Thanks Florida!

What other agencies link to us?

Feel free to add a link to your webpage to help get the word out about how to be the best UST operator you can be. This is particularly important for new Class A/B UST operators who might need simple explanations about all the UST parts: how they work, what they look like, and how all the parts work togther to keep us safe from leaking UST systems.

Want to learn how to link to us? Contact [email protected]

 

October 11, 2023

Estimated 31K gallons of fuel leaked from Taunton gas station

Why is Class A/B UST operator training important?

In what appears to be another throwback to the 1990s: an unfortunate situation involving a very large leak of gallons of fuel into the ground in a neighborhood. This had to have been a catastrophic single event leak or a steady release over time, which contemporary leak detection technologies should’ve caught. How was this missed?

 

September 29, 2023

Major Walla Walla gas station leak fouling the ground beneath historic Marcus Whitman hotel, federal post office

As I read this story about my home state of Washington, this article feels like a throwback to the 1980s and ’90s, when there were leaky tanks seemingly everywhere. And not just small leaks, but major events like the one covered below. There’s quite a complex story here as far as determining the source and extent of the impact that leaky underground fuel tanks cause. It is a good reminder however that major leaks can still occur even today, 35 years after the enactment for Federal UST rules. Class A/B UST operators, read on:
NWNews | Photo and story by Anna King
Published September 21, 2023 at 3:14 PM PDT

In the swish burg of Walla Walla known for agriculture, top-rate wine and food and tourism, a mess is unfurling downtown – underground.

Read More →

September 29, 2023

Lots of Free UST Webinars Through 2023

UST Training is proud to offer the following free webinars for anyone interested in being UST Tank Savvy! Class A/B operators, service providers, inspectors, and professionals in the UST industry are welcome to join.

 

Fridays

Join us Most Every Friday, 10:00 -11:00 AM Pacific Time

Meet Tank experts. Build your network of UST professionals. Share and learn about UST compliance.

Drop in for this weekly 60-minute live video chat on Zoom with UST Training’s Ben Thomas and hear about what’s going on with USTs nationwide. It’s free and fun! We want you to: Meet other UST professionals, Feel connected by chatting with your peers, Ask questions about UST management, Share your concerns and successes with UST Compliance.

Register now!

 

 

October, 2023

Cutting Through the Noise: Advances in UST Alarm Management
Tuesday, Oct 24, 2023, 10:00 – 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Join Jon Kelly of Titan Cloud as we explore how retailers in the fuel industry can effectively handle the increasing complexity and volume of equipment alarms. We’ll discuss:
  • The challenges being faced by retailers
  • The role of technology in filtering alarm noise
  • Cutting alarm related costs

Register now!

 

 

November, 2023

Achieve Optimal Compliance at High Throughput C-stores and Travel Centers
Wednesday, Nov 8, 2023 10:00-11:00 AM AM Pacific Time
When is selling too much fuel a problem? From an accurate leak detection perspective, it can be a big deal. You may not be aware that consistent compliance at a high-throughput fuel location can be a challenge for any operator. Warren Rogers will provide insights on overcoming compliance-related issues for optimal leak detection and fulfilling regulatory requirements.

Register now!

 

 

December, 2023

Back by Popular Demand: How to Keep Your UST Inspector Happy
December 6, 10:00-11:00 AM Pacific Time
Ben Thomas, President of UST Training will host another a six-person webinar panel to discuss industry tips on how to keep your UST inspector happy. In other words, how to have a successful UST compliance inspection. The speakers include:

  • Ed Kubinsky, OWL/Crompco, Plymouth Meeting, PA
  • Don Reeves, Mascott Equipment, Portland, OR
  • Adam Sansoucy, EG America, Westborough, MA
  • Javed Surani, Your Environmental Specialist, Beaumont, TX
  • Greg Bareta, Wisconsin DATCP
  • Brett Smith, MT DEQ, Helena, MT

Attendees will hear from UST inspectors, service technicians, and operators about the do’s and dont’s of getting ready for and conducting yourself during a UST government compliance inspection. Plus they’ll learn how to avoid penalties, enforcement actions, and red tag shut down.

Register now!

 

September 28, 2023

PEI Works to Improve Service Provider Work Force

As a proud member of PEI and someone who works to ensure quality UST work, I encourage you to check out what PEI is up to these days to shape the UST service provider workforce.

Here’s an important message for all Class A/B UST operators who need timely, high-quality help staying in compliance with their UST agency.

Read More →

September 19, 2023

Free Webinar 10/24: Cutting Through the Noise: Advances in UST Alarm Management

Our 2023 Technical Webinar Series continues with another exciting topic:

Free Webinar: Cutting Through the Noise: Advances in UST Alarm Management
We love to talk about being Tank Savvy with ATG alarms. Join Jon Kelly of Titan Cloud as we explore how retailers in the fuel industry can effectively handle the increasing complexity and volume of equipment alarms.
We’ll discuss:
  • The challenges being faced by retailers
  • The role of technology in filtering alarm noise
  • Cutting alarm related costs
October 24, 2023
10:00 AM Pacific Time
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