That's the beauty of EE's. They don't have a set color or pattern. They can be anything & it often changes with each molt.
It's actually heavier boxes that tend to stay upright. Light boxes, regardless of dimensions, are just easier to lift & turn & will be placed which ever way they fit best on the truck or plane. Heavier boxes tend to stay label side up so they do not have to be lifted & turned to read the label.
Ahhhh...wait until we have REAL snow for you to drive in. Every few years we get a foot or 2 dumped all at once.
Lol! Yes totally agree with the snow. Just wait. We are due for something like in '96