Valentine’s day is a time to shower those you love with love, chocolate, and flowers. Few people realize that behind every box of chocolates or bouquet of roses, the unseen transportation industry worked hard to ensure those items were delivered. While many couples across America prepared for the holiday, Atran Freight worked hard behind the scenes to get these special gifts where they need to be.
These fun facts illustrate just how important trucking is to Valentine’s Day:
Over half of Americans plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Consumers are expected to spend $20.7 billion on gifts this year.
Approximately 36 million boxes of chocolates are sold each year.
The most popular gift on Valentine’s Day is flowers! Americans send more than 220 million roses every year.
Chocolate is shipped on pallets in refrigerated trucks since it needs to be stored at a consistent temperature to maintain quality. Refrigerated trailers need to be kept at the right temperature to make sure the the chocolate arrives in perfect condition.
Flowers need to be transported at specific temperatures to stay fresh and beautiful. Refrigerated trucks play a vital role in the transportation of flowers for that reason.
Without trucks, staple gifts like chocolate and flowers could fail to be available on this special day. Our team at Atran Freight worked closely with transportation companies and drivers to move temperature-sensitive freight so that you could treat someone special this Valentine’s Day.