Iowa is a primarily agricultural state with prairie lands and rolling hills. Severe weather and cold winters do not substantially impact freight trucking in the state, and Iowa freight shipping rates are extremely affordable. The state also borders the Mississippi River, the Missouri River, and the Big Sioux River, allowing for plenty of Iowa freight to move by water. Because Iowa produces a high volume of goods, freight shipping is usually very inexpensive. Plenty of traffic by road, rail, air, and water means that LTL freight can travel for very low prices. Iowa has many different industries and freight shipping in, out, and through the state is very busy.