Severe Storm Shipping Impact on Georgia

Helpful Shipping Info for Georgia and Carolinas

By  | Portable Generator Product Expert

Hurricane Irma is the strongest storm in history. As it makes its way towards the coast, many residents of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina are taking action.

Hurricanes can have a devastating, lasting impact on the lives and infrastructure in affected areas, long after the initial landfall. Massive power outages, severe flooding, and even mudslides can make shipping supplies like emergency portable generators difficult.

Each storm brings its own challenges. Weather and road conditions change rapidly by the minute and deliveries simply cannot be guaranteed as a result of shipping challenges like: mandatory evacuations, road closures, and carrier backlogs, etc.

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


Order an In-Stock Generator 
In order to get the generator you need in a timely manner, you will need to select a generator that is currently in stock. 

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Next Day and 2nd Day Air Eligible
There are select inverter type generators available with faster shipping options, such as next-day and 2nd day air service via FedEx.

UPDATE Monday, September 11: Due to service distruptions we are unable to offer Next-Day and 2-Day Air to certain zip codes in Georgia and South Carolina. 

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 FedEx. They will make every effort to deliver on time, but circumstances may cause a delay like: government-issued evacuations, flight groundings, and road closures.  


Home Delivery Delays
Home deliveries may be delayed depending on where you live. We are closely monitoring the situation caused by Irma as conditions change by the hour. Due to mandatory evacuations, orders are being delayed by shipping companies. However, not all areas will experience service disruptions equally. We will continue to update our site as we receive more information.

We strongly encourage you to not cancel or refuse your order. In doing so you will incur a Return Order Fee which could potentially cost hundreds of dollars. 

If you do happen to have power, you are indeed very lucky. However, power outages can be unpredictable and we encourage everyone to have at least an emergency backup to protect themselves from an extended power outage. By placing your order NOW, your generator will eventually be delivered to your doorstep – even if it’s a few days delayed or before stocks run out. 


Pick Up at Local Freight Terminal 
If you're without power or preparing for a storm, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND contacting your freight carrier to pick up your order at their local freight terminal to shave several days, perhaps even a week, off of delivery times. You'll just need to bring a photo ID that matches the name on the order to receive your generator, your order will not be released if it doesn’t match.

Once your order ships, we will email you a tracking number and the name of the freight carrier for your order. Clicking on that link will take you to the freight carrier's website, where you can find more information regarding your shipment.  Once you know which terminal your order is heading to, the best bet is to contact them directly at the phone number below:

 ABF Freight

South Carolina ABF Terminal Locations

Anderson, SC

3581 Abbeville Hwy 28, Anderson, SC 29624

Phone: (864)296-3090

Beech Island, SC

118 Revco Road, Beech Island, SC 29482

Phone: (803) 279-4891

Columbia, SC

7424 Fairfield Rd, Columbia, SC 29203

Phone: (803) 786-7450

Duncan, SC

185 Plemmons Rd, Duncan, SC 29334

Phone: (864) 877-6461

Florence, SC

308 W Freight Rd, Florence, SC 29501

Phone: (843) 669-2269

North Charleston, SC

3153 Pacific St, North Charleston, SC 29418

Phone: (843) 554-6071


Georgia ABF Terminal Locations

ATL | Conley, GA


Phone: (404) 363-4480

SAV | Savannah, GA


Phone: (912) 964-0413

LGA | Lawrenceville, GA


Phone: (770) 338-8485

MCN | Macon, GA


Phone: (478) 788-6424

TIF | Tifton, GA


Phone: (229) 388-9889

HHT | Hazlehurst, GA


Phone: (912) 375-4222


Old Dominion

Old Dominion Terminal Locations - South Carolina Area

Charleston, SC

1938 Clements Ferry Rd, Wando, SC 29492

Local: (843) 856-7224

Toll Free: (800) 922-5197

Greenville, SC

631 Leonard Rd, Duncan, SC 29334

Local: (964) 877-9817

Toll Free: (800) 922-3328

Charlotte, NC

3330 Stafford Dr, Charlotte, NC 28208

Local: (704) 399-2251

Toll Free: (800) 222-4823

Columbia, SC

323 Dreher Rd, West Columbia, SC 29169

Local: (803) 794-2103

Toll Free: (800) 922-3840

Florence, SC

2650 TV Road, Florence, SC 29501

Local: (843) 413-5674

Toll Free: (800) 922-9593



Old Dominion Terminal Locations - Georgia Area

Atlanta, GA


(800) 553-2320

Atlanta West, GA


(866) 466-5853

Augusta, GA


(866) 874-6335



Saia Terminal Locations - South Carolina

Charleston, SC

1015 Bankton Circle, Hanahan, SC 29410

Phone: (843) 529-1144

Greenville, SC

1887 Highway 14 South, Greer, SC 29650

Phone: (864) 968-8823

Columbia, SC

2301 Airport Blvd, Cayce, SC 29033

Phone: (803) 794-6121

Florence, SC

2972 Republic Ave, Florence, SC 29501

Phone: (843) 393-9425



Saia Terminal Locations - Georgia

Athens, GA

2710 Danielsville Road, Athens, GA 

Phone: (706) 353-8343

Atlanta, GA

2765 Anvil Block Road, Ellenwood, GA

Phone: (404) 635-0045

Augusta, Georgia

4505 Jefferson Davis Hwy, North Augusta, SC

Phone: (803) 593-1970


R&L Carriers

R&L Terminal Locations - South Carolina

Columbia, SC

1009 Harbor Road, West Columbia, SC 29169-3609

Toll Free: 800-768-7681

Local: 803-794-9040

Greenville, SC

415 Highway 183, Piedmont, SC 29673

Toll Free: 800-845-6954

Local: 864-297-0097

Spartanburg, SC

Toll Free: 800-845-6954

Local: 864-583-2204



Yemassee, SC

1334 Simmons Road, Yemassee, SC 29945-2545

Toll Free: 800-768-7686

Local: 843-589-3049

Charleston, SC

Toll Free: 800-768-7686

Local: 843-589-3049



Florence, SC

Toll Free: 800-448-0521




Greenwood, SC

Toll Free: 800-768-2345

Local: 864-223-1600

Sumter, SC

Toll Free: 800-768-7681

Local: 864-223-1600



R&L Terminal Locations - Georgia 

Albany, GA

(800) 535-0458



Atlanta, GA

2975 Forrest Pkwy, Ellenwood, GA

(800) 868-8680

Augusta, GA

(800) 768-7681




Inventory and delivery information is changing constantly during these times, we strongly encourage you to call us at (800)800-3317 during normal business hours to speak with one of our representatives and place your order over the phone. To learn more visit our contact us page.   


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