Severe Storm Shipping Impact on Alabama

Severe Storm Shipping Impact on Alabama

Generator Shipping Information for Alabama

By  | Generator Product Expert
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. 

 

FedEx

0 zip codes currently have shipping delays. Please check the FedEX website  for information about your zip code.

 

R&L Carriers

0 zip codes currently have shipping delays. Please check the R&L Carriers website for information about your zip code. 

 

ABF Freight

0 zip codes currently have shipping delays. Please check the ABF Freight website for information about your zip code. 

  

Old Dominion

0 zip codes currently have shipping delays. Please check the Old Dominion website for information about your zip code. 

 

Saia

0 zip codes currently have shipping delays. 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 FedEx 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. 

 

Alabama Terminal Locations

ABF Freight

Birmingham, AL

2400 REPUBLIC BLVD
BIRMINGHAM, AL

Phone: (205) 798-6606

Smiths, AL

17183 US HWY 280E
SMITHS, AL

Phone: (334) 297-8818

Decatur, AL

810 19TH AVE SE
DECATUR, AL

Phone: (256) 355-8920

Montgomery, AL

520 TRADE CENTER STREET
MONTGOMERY, AL 36108
US
Phone: (334) 265-8120

 Dothan, AL

206 SPEIGNER STREET
DOTHAN, AL 36303
US
Phone: (334) 793-4838
 

 

   Old Dominion

Atlanta West, GA

2500 WESTPOINT DRIVE LITHIA SPRINGS, GA 

Phone: (770) 739-0837 

Birmingham, AL

601 REPUBLIC STREET BIRMINGHAM, AL 

Phone: (205) 321-6124 

Montgomery, AL

759 INDUSTRIAL PARK BLVD. MONTGOMERY, AL

Phone: (334) 213-0904 

 

Dothan, AL

3026 WESTGATE PARKWAY DOTHAN, AL 36303 
Phone: (334) 673-2526

Huntsville, AL 

3378 WALL TRIANA HWY HUNTSVILLE, AL 35824 
Phone: (256) 464-9086 

 Mobile, AL

5470 TODD ACRES DR MOBILE, AL 36619 
Phone: (251) 443-5710 

Saia

Birmingham, AL

2701 Republic Boulevard, Birmingham, AL

Phone: (205) 791-2500

Pheonix City, AL

1701 Industrial Drive, Phenix City, AL

Phone: (334) 291-9178


Dothan, AL

266 Murray Road, Dothan, AL

Phone: (334) 792-2919

Huntsville, AL

1405 County Line Road, Madison, AL

Phone: (256) 464-0200

Mobile, NC

5512 Todd Acres Dr, Mobile, AL

Phone: (251) 443-6850

Montgomery, AL

86 East Fleming Dr, Montgomery, AL

Phone: (334) 288-1111

 
R&L Carriers
 

Birmingham, AL

3928 VALLEY EAST INDUSTRIAL DR., BIRMINGHAM, AL

Phone: 800-298-8114

Decatur, AL

1100 HIGHWAY 20 W., DECATUR, AL

Phone: 800-298-8116

Montgomery, AL


2836 PYRAMID AVENUE, MONTGOMERY, AL

Phone: 800-794-7824

Hunstville, AL

Phone: 800-298-8116

Mobile, AL

Phone: 850-983-0063

 

 

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.