David's Nursery Freight Policy

David’s Nursery LLC              

               P.O. Box 926, Exmore, VA 23350               

Phone: 757-442-7000         email: sales@davidsnursery.com            Fax: 757-442-5504



Prompt delivery within our normal delivery area of Virginia to Maine can be arranged. Orders placed on Monday can almost always be delivered that same week from mid-March through early-November. Orders placed later in the week can often still be delivered that week or no later than the following week.


Base freight follows depending on your location and applies to deliveries greater than $3500.

  • Full truck load to a single stop ($13,000 to $18,000 depending on plants) is at least 3% less.

13.5%      Salisbury MD

14.5%      Southern DE

14.75%    Easton MD

15.5%      Central DE

16.5%      Northern DE

17.5%      DC, Baltimore

18%          Frederick MD

18.25%    Richmond VA, Virginia Beach VA, Norfolk VA

19.25%    Philadelphia PA, Southern NJ, Hagerstown MD

19.75%    Central NJ

21%          Northern NJ, Charlottesville VA, York PA, Lancaster PA

21.75%    Harrisburg PA, Waynesboro VA, Staunton VA

22.25%    Orangeburg NY, Spring Valley NY, New City NY, Roanoke VA, Lynchburg VA

23%          White Plains NY, Yonkers NY

23.25%    Western Long Island

24.5%      Central Long Island, Wilkes-Barre PA, Western CT

26.5%      Eastern Long Island

27%          Central CT

28.5%      Eastern CT

31%          Rhode Island, Pittsburgh PA ($4250 minimum order for Pittsburg)       

32.5%      Massachusetts up to Boston and out to Dennis on Cape Cod

33%          Massachusetts north of Boston, Cape Cod past Dennis, Albany NY

34%          New Hampshire ($2750 minimum order)

36.5%      Maine, Vermont ($4250 minimum order)


  • Normal minimum order for delivery is $1500. Deliveries of $1500 to $1999 do pay 3% more in freight than the rate listed below. Deliveries of $2000 to $3499 do pay 2.5% more in freight.


Almost all plant material is delivered on shelved trailers. We use local independent trucking companies to haul most of the plants we grow. Customers are required to unload their orders. Truck drivers are not employees of David’s Nursery LLC and do not assist in unloading.


Expected maximum times for trucks to be unloaded:

Full truck load:                          4 hours

Half truck load:                         2 hours                  These times can be easily met with a 5-person unloading crew.

$2,500 order:                             1 hour


We push our trucking companies hard. A truck that is delivering one day will usually be needed to pick up another trailer that night and deliver again the next day. David’s Nursery cannot afford for trucks to be delayed getting unloaded. David’s Nursery emails or calls prior to each delivery to give day and approximate time for delivery. Please let us know if you foresee any problems with unloading a truck in our expected time.