For 35 or more years we have attended the "CORSA" national conventions and brought over 1000 different parts for you to see and buy. In the fall of 2018, the USA DOT (dept of transportation) changed the rules for business pickups towing trailers. We would now need to comply with nearly 98% of all regs the big tractor trailers are required to follow.
DOT regulations require state & federal inspections, permits, road tax, gas tax, special stickers for some states, weigh stations, physicals, driver logs, maintenance records, specific safety equipment, possible large fines, etc. etc.! We are finding it unreasonable for us to learn and comply with all these regulations for 1 or 2 weeks per year.
We will continue to attend the "CORSA" national shows as well as some other shows and will ship repro parts for display. There will be 2 employees with laptops to take orders at a special show discount. We realize the tradition of bringing a large display of parts will be missed and we regret this change but the DOT regs cannot be taken lightly.