Severe Storm Shipping Impact on North Carolina

Severe Storm Shipping Impact on North Carolina

Generator Shipping Information for North Carolina

By  | Generator Product Expert

Long after the initial landfall, hurricanes have a devastating, lasting impact on lives and infrastructure. Widespread power outages, severe flooding, and even mudslides can make shipping supplies like emergency portable generators difficult.

Each storm brings unique challenges. Weather and road conditions change by the minute and deliveries cannot be guaranteed because of problems like mandatory evacuations, road closures, and possible driver shortages, etc. 

 

Check Shipping Service Advisories

Whether you're considering to purchase an emergency generator or already placed an order, you can count on Electric Generators Direct to help you weather the storm. For your convenience, you can check the most common carrier's websites for weather-related delays and updates below. 

 

UPS

Please check the UPS website for information about your zip code.

 

R&L Carriers

All terminals are currently open. Please check the R&L Carriers website for information about your zip code. 

 

ABF Freight

All terminals are currently open. Please check the ABF Freight website for information about your zip code. 

  

Old Dominion

All terminals are currently open. Please check the Old Dominion website for information about your zip code. 

 

Saia

All terminals are currently open. Please check the Saia website for information about your zip code.

 

Home Delivery Delays
Depending on where you live, home deliveries may be delayed due to mandatory evacuations, but not all areas will experience service disruptions equally.

We strongly encourage you NOT to cancel or refuse your order because you will incur a Return Order Fee which could cost hundreds of dollars. 

If your power happens to come back on before your generator arrives, you are lucky. However, storms and power outages can be unpredictable, so we encourage you to have at least an emergency backup to protect yourself from another extended power outage.

By retaining your order, your generator will be delivered, and you'll be ready for the next outage. 

  

Picking Up at a Freight Terminal 
If you ordered a generator that shipped freight and you want to pick it up from the local terminal, you must contact the freight carrier first

Note: You must call the freight carrier first to arrange a pickup. Generators are not stocked at shipping terminals. All generators will ship from one of our warehouses before they arrive at the local freight terminal. You will need to bring a photo ID that matches the name on the order to receive your generator.  

 

 

Order an In-Stock Generator

We prepare before the season by stocking our warehouse and distribution centers so that we can get your products on the road and on their way to you.

To get the power you need promptly, you will need to select a generator that is in stock.    

 

Expedited Shipping
Expedited shipping is only available on generators that ship via ground. These tend to be inverter generators and if in stock, can ship Next-Day, or 2nd-Day Air.

Please Note: Expedited shipping charges are non-refundable and delivery times are not guaranteed. We will get the products out the door and into the hands of the delivery service. They will make every effort to deliver on time, but circumstances may cause a delay like government-issued evacuations, flight groundings, and road closures.
  

Already Placed an Order?

If you've already placed an order, you will begin receiving shipping notifications from either UPS or a Freight Carrier. The weight of the generator will determine this difference, and whether it was in stock at the time it was ordered.
 
After your order loads onto a truck, you will receive an email with a tracking number that allows you to track your shipment.
 
If your shipment arrives at a freight terminal but cannot be shipped directly to its final destination, you may have an option to pick it up at the freight terminal

 

 

Local Freight Terminals by Carrier

Freight carrier websites are linked below with their corresponding local terminals, where you can find more information regarding your shipment. 

 

North Carolina Terminal Locations

ABF Freight

RDU | Durham, NC

208 MULDEE ST
DURHAM, NC 27703

Phone: (919) 596-7227

CLT | Belmont, NC

325 PEACH ORCHARD ROAD
BELMONT, NC 28012

Phone: (704) 825-2022

HKY | Hickory, NC

4020 10TH AVENUE DRIVE SW
HICKORY, NC 28602

Phone: (828) 322-8190

FAY | Hope Mills, NC

226 SANDERS ST
HOPE MILLS, NC 28348


Phone: (843) 669-2269

KNN | Kinston, NC

1501 CUNNINGHAM RD
KINSTON, NC 28501


Phone: (252) 523-7625

WIL | Wilmington, NC 

1536 CASTLE HAYNE ROAD
WILMINGTON, NC 28401

Phone: (910) 251-9384

WNS | Kernersville, NC

1165 N C HWY 66 SOUTH
KERNERSVILLE, NC 27284

Phone: (336) 993-9500

   

 

 

ASH | ASHEVILLE, NC

2154 HENDERSONVILLE RD ARDEN, NC 28704

Phone: (828) 654-9227

CLT | CHARLOTTE, NC

3330 STAFFORD DRIVE CHARLOTTE, NC 28208

Phone: (704) 399-2251

DRM | DURHAM, NC

213 INTERNATIONAL DRIVE MORRISVILLE, NC 

Phone: (919) 469-5499

FAY | FAYETTEVILLE, NC

3939 GILLESPIE ST. FAYETTEVILLE, NC 28306

Phone: (910) 425-9119

 

GBO | GREENSBORO, NC

4715 EVANS TOWN ROAD GREENSBORO, NC 27406

Phone: (336) 855-6990

 

HKY | HICKORY, NC

102 BANNER ROAD CONOVER, NC 28613

Phone: (828) 466-0383

 

KMT | KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC

604 INNOVATION DRIVE KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC 28086

Phone: (704) 734-0497

WLM | WILMINGTON, NC

3327 FREDRICKSON ROAD WILMINGTON, NC 28402

Phone: (910) 763-3653

WSN | WILSON, NC 

4816 ELM CITY ROAD ELM CITY, NC 27822

Phone: (252) 236-3900

  

Saia

CHARLOTTE, NC

1101 WEST CRAIGHEAD ROAD

CHARLOTTE, NC 20206

Phone: (704) 599-7007

FAYETTEVILLE, NC

181 WOODINGTON ROAD

HOPE MILLS, NC 28348


Phone: (910) 426-1400

GREENSBORO, NC

2904 TORRENCE DRIVE

GREENSBORO, NC 27406

Phone: (336) 574-0618

GREENVILLE, NC

2403 UNITED DRIVE

GREENVILLE, NC 27834

Phone: (252) 752-1372

HICKORY, NC

108 BUMGARNER INDUSTRIAL DRIVE

CONOVER, NC 28613

Phone: (828) 465-7022

RALEIGH, NC

7508 PRECISION DRIVE

RALEIGH, NC 27617

Phone: (919) 596-4698

  

R&L Carriers

CHARLOTTE, NC

Phone: 800-344-3207

RALEIGH, NC

Phone: 800-768-7682

 

GREENSBORO, NC

Phone: 336-271-8133

 

HICKORY, NC

Phone: 704-855-4211

 

KINSTON, NC

Phone: 252-527-7535

 

 


LUMBERTON, NC

2630 E. 5th St.

LUMBERTON, NC 

Phone: 910-671-0353

 

CHINA GROVE, NC

175 N. PINE RIDGE ROAD

CHINA GROVE, NC 

Phone: 704-855-4211

 

WILSON, NC

3415 HWY 301 NE

WILSON, NC 

Phone: 252-243-2525

 

 

 

Need More Help?
Since inventory and delivery information is continuously changing during these times, we strongly encourage you to contact us during regular business hours to speak with one of our experts and place your order.