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Severe Storm Shipping Impact on South Carolina

Severe Storm Shipping Impact on South Carolina

Helpful Shipping Info for South Carolina

By  | Generator Product Expert

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 we cannot guarantee delivery as a result of shipping challenges like mandatory evacuations, road closures, and container or driver shortages, etc. Please check your carrier for the most up-to-date information below:

Check Shipping Company Service Advisories 

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

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 their 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 one that is currently in stock. 

 View Generators In-Stock  


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

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.

Home Delivery Delays
Home deliveries may be delayed depending on where you live. We are closely monitoring the situation caused by Florence as conditions change by the hour. Possible mandatory evacuations may cause shipping companies to delay orders. 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 not to 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 order a generator that ships by freight carrier and want to shave time off of the delivery, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND contacting the freight carrier to see if you can pick up your order at their local freight terminal. 

Once your order is placed and shipped, you will receive an email with a tracking number and the name of the freight carrier for your order.

Please Note: You must call the freight carrier to make arrangement for 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. Your order will not be released if it doesn’t match.

Freight carriers websites are linked below, where you can find more information regarding your shipment. 

ABF Freight

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


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

Kings Mountain, NC

604 Innovation Dr, Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Local: (704) 734-0497


Toll Free: (844) 292-3624

Savannah, GA

802 US-80 West, Savannah, GA 31408

Local: (912) 965-0301

Toll Free: (800) 992-6335

Augusta, GA

725 Laney Walker Blvd, Augusta, GA 30901

Local: (706) 828-4863

Toll Free: (866) 874-6335




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



R&L Carriers 

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



Since 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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