Severe Storm Shipping Impact on Maryland

Severe Storm Shipping Impact on Maryland

Helpful Shipping Info for Maryland

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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 | R&L Carriers | ABF Freight | Old Dominion | Saia

 

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.

 

 

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.

Maryland Terminal Locations

ABF Freight

BAL | ELKRIDGE, MD
6720 WASHINGTON BLVD ELKRIDGE, MD 21075

Phone: (410) 796-8800

HGR | HAGERSTOWN, MD
1180 BUSINESS CENTER DRIVE HAGERSTOWN, MD 21740

Phone: (301) 714-4907

 
 

BAL | BALTIMORE, MD
2301 HAWKINS POINT RD. CURTIS BAY, MD 21226

Phone: (410) 354-9559 

HAR | HARRISBURG, PA
300 CAROLINA WAY CARLISLE, PA 17015

Phone: (717) 960-1800 

NEC | NEW CASTLE, DE
606 WEST BASIN ROAD NEW CASTLE, DE 19720 

Phone: (302) 322-2801 

SFD | SEAFORD, DE
16644 EMMA JANE LANE BRIDGEVILLE, DE 19933 

Phone: (302) 337-8793

WIN | WINCHESTER, VA
280 MCGHEE ROAD WINCHESTER, VA 22603 

Phone: (540) 535-0683 

 

  

Saia

BWI | BALTIMORE, MD
9007 MARSHALL AVENUE, LAUREL, MD 20707

Phone: (888) 536-5698

  

R&L Carriers

BALTIMORE, MD
710 PITTMAN ROAD
BALTIMORE, MD 21226-1735
Phone: 410-609-2370


HAGERSTOWN, MD

14527 INDUSTRY DRIVE
HAGERSTOWN, MD 21742
Phone: 240-420-2812

 

WILLIAMSPORT, MD

 


Phone: 301-223-0089

  

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.

 
 

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