We’ve Made Our Courses Better, Stronger, Faster

July 21, 2021

We’ve Made Our Courses Better, Stronger, Faster

If you’ve taken our course in the past, and you take a refresher lately, you’ll notice our courses now run a lot faster. We’ve spent the spring and summer fine tuning our slides, making little corrections and compressing the digital files so the lessons load faster and ultimately make a great course a little greater.

Check out our listings of Class A/B courses (approved in 29 states, more pending) and our Class C courses (all states, CA pending)

July 21, 2021

Look for our training links at NEIWPCC

Our friends at NEIWPCC (pronounced NEW EE PICK) have graciously linked to our online Class A/B and C UST operator training courses.

Check it out!

Ben Thomas is a contributor to NEIWPCC’s LUSTLine newsletter and is on the LUSTLine editorial board. Ben’s NEIWPCC history goes back to 1986 where he was sporting a very early LUST-Buster t-shirt as a state inspector in Vermont. And in case you were wondering: LUST = Leaking Underground Storage Tank. 🙂


July 19, 2021

Training Your UST Operators: What’s the Best Option?

Ben Thomas of UST Training was recently published in the quarterly WPMA Magazine about how to select the best training option, depending on your company’s needs. Check it out.

Special thanks to the WPMA team for granting us a spot in the magazine plus the great formatting!

And like always, if you need help figuring out how to best train your team, contact us for a free consultation. 866-301-8265 or [email protected]


July 14, 2021

Our Connecticut Class A/B Course is Approved and Online

Great News! Our online Class A/B UST Operator Training course has been approved by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and is available for purchase now. Check it out!

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July 13, 2021

Possible Live UST Class in Hawaii Oct. 21

Aloha Hawaii Class /B UST Operators. Hope you are all safe and well and perhaps feeling a bit lighter now that COVID 19 restrictions are lifting.

Are you or anyone on your team interested in attending a live Hawaii Class A/B UST operator training course this October? I will be on Oahu attending a petroleum trade show and would like to offer an open-to-the-public Class A/B course, pending sufficient enrollment. 

  • Date Thursday, October 21, 2021
  • Time 9 AM to 3 PM
  • Includes Class, exam, handouts, certificates of completion
  • Cost $300/person, group discounts available
  • Location Honolulu

Yes, I’m interested!

October seems like a long ways off but if you think you or someone you know might be interested, please send me a note. And feel free to share with other UST owners and operators.

Also we are looking for a training room that I could use in exchange for a reduced training rate. Based on my last class in Oahu I need a room to comfortably seat about 30 people. Any leads appreciated.


Ben Thomas
Senior Trainer
[email protected]


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June 25, 2021

Large Overfill in PA Impacts School

Last week I was literally telling a classroom full of of UST operators that UST overfills aren’t that common anymore when someone emailed this article.

Delco school grounds dug up after thousands of gallons of gasoline spill from gas station

So right after the break I had to inform that class that indeed overfills still do happen. I’m not used to seeing such a terrible set of circumstances (massive overfill, dead fish, polluted school grounds) since the early 1990’s.

I’m not exactly sure how this happened, or why it took so long for the PA DEP to be notified. But stay tuned for details as I try to figure it out. The last thing you want is to end up on this blog post 🙂

7/28/2021 Update: Fuel delivery driver charged in massive, ‘intentional’ Delco gas spill, DA says

PLLD Shut Down Alarm Means….What?

May 28, 2021

UST Operators who have been properly trained know to look out for alarms on their ATG or Automatic Tank Gauge. But one alarm on the Veeder Root TLS 350 has caused some confusion over the years: PLLD Shut Down.

What does it mean? The answer might surprise you. Check out the humorous video our friends at Canary Compliance put together to explain.

Have an alarm that doesn’t make sense? Sign up for our Virtual Tank Savvy Talk on Fridays and have the UST experts explain. Register today.

Need UST Inspector Training?

May 26, 2021

When he’s not training Class A/B courses around the country, Ben Thomas of UST Training has been busy this year doing live webinars for State and Federal UST inspectors. Webinars have been a simple solution to address the challenges of travel in the time of Covid.

Ben recently provided live webinars for EPA Region 10 (Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Idaho) and EPA Region 3 (Pennsylvania, Maryland, DC, Delaware, West Virginia and Virginia). Some lessons were for beginners and some were for advanced inspectors. For Region 10, Ben invited veteran service tech Don Reeves of Mascott Equipment to offer real-world field tech perspectives. Likewise, Ed Kubinsky of Crompco, a well respected service tech, speaker and PEI RP committee member, spoke to Region 3 inspectors and offered a “boots on the ground” view about the problems and successes of implementing all the new tests.

Feedback from the recent EPA Region 3 class:

I appreciated the multiple perspectives that each presenter brought to the webinar. The experiences from the field are a valuable insight for a person on the regulator side.

Ben and Ed were very knowledgeable, and their experience in this field over the years provided great insight!

I enjoyed the way things were broken down as simple as it was for things that can be so technical.

I liked that you used lots of photos and explained what we were seeing…also the smoothness of the presenters….it wasn’t boring….

Ben is one of the few operator trainers that also trains UST inspectors as well. And he works with regional service technical experts to make sure his audience doesn’t just know the UST rules but is able to get invaluable field perspectives.

Want your own inspector webinar? Contract Ben at 866-301-8265 or [email protected]