East Coast Shipping Disruptions Due to Hurricane Florence

hurricaneUPDATE: mid-morning, Monday 9/17/18 – Most freight carriers have resumed full service other than in areas of the eastern Carolinas where the storm caused road closures and major damage.


UPDATE: mid-morning, Wednesday 9/12/18 – Many freight companies in the area (NC, SC, parts of Virginia, parts of Georgia) are announcing closures or partial service on Thursday and most freight companies will be closed on Friday 9/14.

Please see below for earlier announcements.


Much of the East Coast, and particularly the Carolinas, is expected to be greatly affected by Hurricane Florence. Our location in Thomasville, NC, is predicted to feel the impact as early as Thursday morning as wind speeds increase. On Friday, the area may be affected by flooding as well as high winds.

Many freight companies have already announced that they are not scheduling pickups or deliveries in our region on Thursday or Friday.

Due to these unfortunate circumstances, all shipments originating in the next few days, possibly even those already in transit, may be delayed.

Our Production Team is working extra hours already to complete orders already placed. All our team will do everything we can to meet your needs.

However, we wanted to make sure you are aware of the possible effect of these extraordinary circumstances on our deliveries.

Details related to specific carriers (as of mid-afternoon 9/11/2018):

  • Most Truckload carriers are not currently scheduling pick-ups and deliveries for Wednesday (12th) and Thursday (13th).
  • LTL:
    • All LTL carriers have suspended all service in the eastern half of South Carolina until further notice.
    • FedEx has already announced that there will be no pick-up and delivery service available beginning on Wednesday (12th) until further notice for North Carolina east of Raleigh & Fayetteville.
    • UPS Freight has suspended all service to the coastal regions of NC effective at the conclusion of business Tuesday (11th).
  • Small Package (UPS/FDX):
    • FDX:  Suspended service in eastern SC. Announced suspension of service for the area east of Raleigh and Fayetteville effective at the end of business today.
    • UPS:  Suspended service to coastal regions of NC effective at the conclusion of business today. Suspended service in SC to all areas east of Columbia previously today. (There are currently over 195 zip codes with impacted service)