CODE OF ETHICS
As members of TRPC, we subscribe to the following principles. Members shall:
A. Encourage the American free enterprise system.
B. Hold our profession in high esteem and strive to enhance its prestige.
C. Uphold a duty of integrity, honor, fair dealing and courtesy to the general public in the operation of all facets of business.
D. Take pride in and keep equipment and drivers clean, neat, and professional.
E. Keep informed of and comply with all city, county, state, and federal laws, as well as all rules and regulations promulgated by all regulatory bodies designated to administer and enforce such laws.
F. Be truthful and be accurate in advertising and soliciting business.
G. Comply with all wage and hour laws, State Worker’s compensation laws, and payroll tax laws.
H. Perfect skills and increase knowledge through continuing education and training.
I. Cooperate with and assist other people in the interest of our profession.
J. Strive to improve our internal business methods to strengthen our economic well-being thereby improving our ability to serve the public and conform to the TRPC Constitution and By Laws.
K. Bring to the attention of the TRPC Association any information believed to be in violation of any law or regulation.
Six Way Test: In order to comply with the CODE OF ETHICS, ask yourself the following:
1. IS IT HONEST?
2. IS IT JUST TO EVERYONE?
3. WILL IT BUILD A GOOD INDUSTRY IMAGE?
4. WILL IT BENEFIT THE GENERAL PUBLIC?
5. CAN YOU BE PROUD OF THE WORK THAT YOU DO?
6. HAVE YOU BEEN ETHICALLY AND MORALLY COMPETITIVE
I feel that the T.R.P.C. has FAILED its own “Code of Ethics”. T.R.P.C. has failed to notify its members of the changes in our industry that WILL IMPACT each and everyone of this industry on December 31, 2011.
T.R.P.C. has failed to give its members the opportunity to join TOGETHER and voice the concerns and fight certain aspects of this bill. This new bill that is going into effect is NOT to “protect us in the industry”, but to protect the COLORADO PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSIONERS OFFICE !!!! Let’s get serious people !!! As of today and as it’s been for SEVERAL years, the PUC does not have the “man power” or “budget” to go into in the field and shut down these companies that are running without PUC, US-DOT, proper insurance and proper equipment for that fact… As of today, the PUC is unable to stop companies from operating to whom are operating under other peoples PUC numbers, in a Revoked, Cancelled status, fraudulent insurance forms filed, etc. And you think a Bond required is going to change things????? The underworld of towing is going to grow even more after all this!!!! The smaller towing companies that are legal and trying to make it through today’s economy penny for penny; WILL BE FORCED TO SHUT THEIR DOORS !!!! Just because you have a tow company does not mean you have a lot of money or resources make a lot of money. I feel really bad for the smaller towers and I am sad to see that an organization that I have supported did not give the opportunity for towers to speak and possibly fight to make changes to protect their business and livelihoods. This bill has been in the “process” for a LONG time and we are just hearing about it and there is a HUGE number of companies don’t even know as of today!!!!!!!!!
DON’T EVEN REPLY: IF YOU ARE IN THE INDUSTRY, YOU SHOULD KNOW WHAT IS GOING WITHIN IT. That is why most people pay to belong to an organization that has lobbyist, has a board of directors and chapters to keep you informed and updated of things like this.
Funny how we can get several envelops for the Tow Show, but nothing about this bill or other changes in the industry. Well, looks like the Tow Show will a coming up short on support, as many companies will be closed on December 31, 2011.
We always hear that we need to bring in “NEW” members to Support T.R.P.C. and make this industry stronger. We pay our dues to belong to an organization that has failed to support its members. How do I get a refund????????