492110 Couriers and Express Delivery Services

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing air, surface, or combined mode courier and express delivery services of parcels, but not operating under a universal service obligation. These parcels can include goods and documents, but the express delivery services are not part of the normal mail service. These services are generally between metropolitan areas, urban centers, or international, but the establishments of this industry form a network that includes local pick-up and delivery to serve their customers' needs.

Illustrative Examples:

Air courier services, except establishments operating under a universal service obligation
Express delivery services, except establishments operating under a universal service obligation
Courier services (i.e., intercity network), except establishments operating under a universal service obligation


Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--
  • Providing parcel and express delivery services in addition to mail services under a universal service obligation--are classified in Industry 491110, Postal Service;
  • Providing messenger and delivery services within a metropolitan area or within an urban center--are classified in Industry 492210, Local Messengers and Local Delivery; and
  • Providing the truck transportation of palletized general freight--are classified in Industry Group 4841, General Freight Trucking.
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492110 492110 492110  Air courier services (except establishments operating under a universal service obligation)
492110 492110 492110  Courier services (i.e., intercity network) (except establishments operating under a universal service obligation)
492110 492110 492110  Express delivery services (except establishments operating under a universal service obligation)
492110 492110 492110  Local letter and parcel delivery services as part of intercity courier network