Ohio is a Midwestern state that borders the Great Lakes and the Ohio River. Most of the state consists of flat plains which are largely devoted to agriculture. Ohio has a thriving business climate and a busy economy. Due to the lakeside location, Ohio freight often moves by river or canal as well as through several busy seaports. Ohio freight shipping is also frequently done by rail. The state has a very high volume of goods moving both in, out, and through the many roads and railroads, making LTL freight shipping very affordable. Ohio shipping rates are very affordable year-round due to the heavy industrial areas and amount of manufacturing done in the state.