2012 Edition

sector 48-49

Transportation and Warehousing

Overview

The Transportation and Warehousing sector includes industries providing transportation of passengers and cargo, warehousing and storage for goods, scenic and sightseeing transportation, and support activities related to modes of transportation. Establishments in these industries use transportation equipment or transportation related facilities as a productive asset. The type of equipment depends on the mode of transportation. The modes of transportation are air, rail, water, road, and pipeline.

The Transportation and Warehousing sector distinguishes three basic types of activities: subsectors for each mode of transportation, a subsector for warehousing and storage, and a subsector for establishments providing support activities for transportation. In addition, there are subsectors for establishments that provide passenger transportation for scenic and sightseeing purposes, postal services, and courier services.

A separate subsector for support activities is established in the sector because, first, support activities for transportation are inherently multimodal, such as freight transportation arrangement, or have multimodal aspects. Secondly, there are production process similarities among the support activity industries.

One of the support activities identified in the support activity subsector is the routine repair and maintenance of transportation equipment (e.g., aircraft at an airport, railroad rolling stock at a railroad terminal, or ships at a harbor or port facility). Such establishments do not perform complete overhauling or rebuilding of transportation equipment (i.e., periodic restoration of transportation equipment to original design specifications) or transportation equipment conversion (i.e., major modification to systems). An establishment that primarily performs factory (or shipyard) overhauls, rebuilding, or conversions of aircraft, railroad rolling stock, or a ship is classified in Subsector 336, Transportation Equipment Manufacturing according to the type of equipment.

Many of the establishments in this sector often operate on networks, with physical facilities, labor forces, and equipment spread over an extensive geographic area.

Warehousing establishments in this sector are distinguished from merchant wholesaling in that the warehouse establishments do not sell the goods.

Excluded from this sector are establishments primarily engaged in providing travel agent services that support transportation and other establishments, such as hotels, businesses, and government agencies. These establishments are classified in Sector 56, Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services. Also, establishments primarily engaged in providing rental and leasing of transportation equipment without operator are classified in Subsector 532, Rental and Leasing Services.

Descendants

  1. 481 - Air Transportation
    1. 4811 - Scheduled Air Transportation
      1. 48111 - Scheduled Air Transportation
        1. 481111 - Scheduled Passenger Air Transportation
        2. 481112 - Scheduled Freight Air Transportation
    2. 4812 - Nonscheduled Air Transportation
      1. 48121 - Nonscheduled Air Transportation
        1. 481211 - Nonscheduled Chartered Passenger Air Transportation
        2. 481212 - Nonscheduled Chartered Freight Air Transportation
        3. 481219 - Other Nonscheduled Air Transportation
  2. 482 - Rail Transportation
    1. 4821 - Rail Transportation
      1. 48211 - Rail Transportation
        1. 482111 - Line-Haul Railroads
        2. 482112 - Short Line Railroads
  3. 483 - Water Transportation
    1. 4831 - Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
      1. 48311 - Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
        1. 483111 - Deep Sea Freight Transportation
        2. 483112 - Deep Sea Passenger Transportation
        3. 483113 - Coastal and Great Lakes Freight Transportation
        4. 483114 - Coastal and Great Lakes Passenger Transportation
    2. 4832 - Inland Water Transportation
      1. 48321 - Inland Water Transportation
        1. 483211 - Inland Water Freight Transportation
        2. 483212 - Inland Water Passenger Transportation
  4. 484 - Truck Transportation
    1. 4841 - General Freight Trucking
      1. 48411 - General Freight Trucking, Local
        1. 484110 - General Freight Trucking, Local
      2. 48412 - General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance
        1. 484121 - General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Truckload
        2. 484122 - General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Less Than Truckload
    2. 4842 - Specialized Freight Trucking
      1. 48421 - Used Household and Office Goods Moving
        1. 484210 - Used Household and Office Goods Moving
      2. 48422 - Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Local
        1. 484220 - Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Local
      3. 48423 - Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Long-Distance
        1. 484230 - Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Long-Distance
  5. 485 - Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
    1. 4851 - Urban Transit Systems
      1. 48511 - Urban Transit Systems
        1. 485111 - Mixed Mode Transit Systems
        2. 485112 - Commuter Rail Systems
        3. 485113 - Bus and Other Motor Vehicle Transit Systems
        4. 485119 - Other Urban Transit Systems
    2. 4852 - Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation
      1. 48521 - Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation
        1. 485210 - Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation
    3. 4853 - Taxi and Limousine Service
      1. 48531 - Taxi Service
        1. 485310 - Taxi Service
      2. 48532 - Limousine Service
        1. 485320 - Limousine Service
    4. 4854 - School and Employee Bus Transportation
      1. 48541 - School and Employee Bus Transportation
        1. 485410 - School and Employee Bus Transportation
    5. 4855 - Charter Bus Industry
      1. 48551 - Charter Bus Industry
        1. 485510 - Charter Bus Industry
    6. 4859 - Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
      1. 48599 - Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
        1. 485991 - Special Needs Transportation
        2. 485999 - All Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
  6. 486 - Pipeline Transportation
    1. 4861 - Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
      1. 48611 - Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
        1. 486110 - Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
    2. 4862 - Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
      1. 48621 - Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
        1. 486210 - Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
    3. 4869 - Other Pipeline Transportation
      1. 48691 - Pipeline Transportation of Refined Petroleum Products
        1. 486910 - Pipeline Transportation of Refined Petroleum Products
      2. 48699 - All Other Pipeline Transportation
        1. 486990 - All Other Pipeline Transportation
  7. 487 - Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation
    1. 4871 - Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land
      1. 48711 - Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land
        1. 487110 - Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land
    2. 4872 - Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water
      1. 48721 - Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water
        1. 487210 - Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water
    3. 4879 - Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other
      1. 48799 - Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other
        1. 487990 - Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other
  8. 488 - Support Activities for Transportation
    1. 4881 - Support Activities for Air Transportation
      1. 48811 - Airport Operations
        1. 488111 - Air Traffic Control
        2. 488119 - Other Airport Operations
      2. 48819 - Other Support Activities for Air Transportation
        1. 488190 - Other Support Activities for Air Transportation
    2. 4882 - Support Activities for Rail Transportation
      1. 48821 - Support Activities for Rail Transportation
        1. 488210 - Support Activities for Rail Transportation
    3. 4883 - Support Activities for Water Transportation
      1. 48831 - Port and Harbor Operations
        1. 488310 - Port and Harbor Operations
      2. 48832 - Marine Cargo Handling
        1. 488320 - Marine Cargo Handling
      3. 48833 - Navigational Services to Shipping
        1. 488330 - Navigational Services to Shipping
      4. 48839 - Other Support Activities for Water Transportation
        1. 488390 - Other Support Activities for Water Transportation
    4. 4884 - Support Activities for Road Transportation
      1. 48841 - Motor Vehicle Towing
        1. 488410 - Motor Vehicle Towing
      2. 48849 - Other Support Activities for Road Transportation
        1. 488490 - Other Support Activities for Road Transportation
    5. 4885 - Freight Transportation Arrangement
      1. 48851 - Freight Transportation Arrangement
        1. 488510 - Freight Transportation Arrangement
    6. 4889 - Other Support Activities for Transportation
      1. 48899 - Other Support Activities for Transportation
        1. 488991 - Packing and Crating
        2. 488999 - All Other Support Activities for Transportation
  9. 491 - Postal Service
    1. 4911 - Postal Service
      1. 49111 - Postal Service
        1. 491110 - Postal Service
  10. 492 - Couriers and Messengers
    1. 4921 - Couriers and Express Delivery Services
      1. 49211 - Couriers and Express Delivery Services
        1. 492110 - Couriers and Express Delivery Services
    2. 4922 - Local Messengers and Local Delivery
      1. 49221 - Local Messengers and Local Delivery
        1. 492210 - Local Messengers and Local Delivery
  11. 493 - Warehousing and Storage
    1. 4931 - Warehousing and Storage
      1. 49311 - General Warehousing and Storage
        1. 493110 - General Warehousing and Storage
      2. 49312 - Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage
        1. 493120 - Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage
      3. 49313 - Farm Product Warehousing and Storage
        1. 493130 - Farm Product Warehousing and Storage
      4. 49319 - Other Warehousing and Storage
        1. 493190 - Other Warehousing and Storage

History

The NAICS editions in which this code was present are indicated below. In the event that a code was changed from the prior edition the equivalent value in that edition is provided for reference.

Edition Value
2002 48-49 -
2007 48-49 -
2012 48-49 -
2017 48-49 -

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