Utah is a mountainous western state with a dense population center and a large area of very rural land. Mining and ranching are the main industries, and Utah freight shipping is heavily focused on these areas. Most Utah freight moves by truck, and LTL shipping rates can be found for the lowest prices close to the population centers. Overall there is a fairly low volume of goods moving in, out, and through Utah. International airports make air freight a possibility. Rail shipping is also affordable especially close to the rail lines. Shipping by truck is the most cost-effective way to move freight through Utah.