Valentine's Day

Ah, Valentine’s Day. A special day of love, chocolate, and flowers. As America prepares to celebrate this holiday, Atran Freight is working hard to ensure that all those boxes of chocolates and bouquets of roses are getting where they need to be on time.

Here are some fun shipping facts about Valentine’s Day:

  • Over 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolates are sold every year (that’s 58 million pounds of chocolate!).

  • Chocolate is shipped on pallets in refrigerated trucks because it needs to be stored at a consistent temperature during transport to maintain quality. It’s important for refrigerated trailers to be kept at the right temperature, even during winter, to ensure the chocolates arrive in perfect condition.  

  • Believe it or not, flowers (not chocolates) are the most popular gift on Valentine’s Day. Americans send over 220 million roses each year!

  • Refrigerated trucks are crucial to the transportation of flowers because they require specific temperatures to stay fresh and maintain their quality. Keeping the temperature consistent is vital to ensuring your Valentine’s Day flowers arrive to the store fresh and smelling beautiful.   

Atran Freights works with transportation companies to move temperature-sensitive freight, like flowers and chocolates, so that you can enjoy the holidays!