SIC Codes and Counts by Division

Division: E — Transportation, Communications, Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services

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Code Industry TitleNumber of
US Entities
40Railroad Transportation2,933
4011Railroads, Line-haul Operating2,587
4013Switching and Terminal Services346
41Local, Suburban Transit & Interurbn Hgwy Passenger Transport57,534
4111Local and Suburban Transit8,917
4119Local Passenger Transportation, Nec30,071
4131Intercity and Rural Bus Transportation997
4141Local Bus Charter Service1,869
4142Bus Charter Service, Except Local2,281
4151School Buses2,437
4173Bus Terminal and Service Facilities464
42Motor Freight Transportation336,971
4212Local Trucking, Without Storage187,065
4213Trucking, Except Local64,110
4214Local Trucking With Storage10,069
4215Courier Services, Except By Air12,834
4221Farm Product Warehousing and Storage847
4222Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage1,670
4225General Warehousing and Storage48,092
4226Special Warehousing and Storage, Nec9,709
4231Trucking Terminal Facilities2,575
43United States Postal Service22,968
4311U.S. Postal Service22,968
44Water Transportation16,729
4412Deep Sea Foreign Transportation of Freight693
4424Deep Sea Domestic Transportation of Freight370
4432Freight Transportation On The Great Lakes168
4449Water Transportation of Freight2,958
4481Deep Sea Passenger Transportation, Except Ferry200
4489Water Passenger Transportation550
4491Marine Cargo Handling1,208
4492Towing and Tugboat Service962
4499Water Transportation Services, Nec2,199
45Transportation by Air24,100
4512Air Transportation, Scheduled2,526
4513Air Courier Services1,687
4522Air Transportation, Nonscheduled2,183
4581Airports, Flying Fields, and Services17,704
46Pipelines, Except Natural Gas1,369
4612Crude Petroleum Pipelines895
4613Refined Petroleum Pipelines288
4619Pipelines, Nec186
47Transportation Services325,883
4724Travel Agencies44,732
4725Tour Operators10,658
4729Passenger Transportation Arrangement1,059
4731Freight Transportation Arrangement78,605
4741Rental of Railroad Cars183
4783Packing and Crating1,455
4785Inspection and Fixed Facilities776
4789Transportation Services, Nec188,415
4812Radiotelephone Communication40,547
4813Telephone Communication, Except Radio26,739
4822Telegraph and Other Communications454
4832Radio Broadcasting Stations13,129
4833Television Broadcasting Stations4,873
4841Cable and Other Pay Television Services8,209
4899Communication Services, Nec55,301
49Electric, Gas and Sanitary Services88,568
Total US Business Entities1,964,046

Division: E — Transportation, Communications, Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services

This division includes establishments providing, to the general public or to other business enterprises, passenger and freight transportation, communications services, or electricity, gas, steam, water or sanitary services, and all establishments of the United States Postal Service.

For many of the industries in this division, the establishments have activities, workers, and physical facilities distributed over an extensive geographic area. For this division, the establishment is represented by a relatively permanent office, shop, station, terminal, or warehouse, etc. that is either (1) directly responsible for supervising such activities or (2) the base from which personnel operate to carry out these activities.

Many of the industries are engaged in various related activities. For example, establishments of communications, pipeline, and utility enterprises include a variety of activities, such as power generation, pumping, transmission, and distribution. Establishments primarily engaged in such activities are all classified in this division. Establishments primarily engaged in new or replacement construction for establishments of these types of enterprises are classified as operating establishments in Division C, Construction. Locations engaged in activities such as sales of electric appliances to household consumers are classified in Division G, Retail Trade.

The establishments classified in this division furnish services to the general public or to other business enterprises; establishments which furnish similar services only to other establishments of the same enterprise are classified as auxiliary to the establishments or units of the enterprise which they serve. However, separate establishments primarily engaged in long-distance trucking, stevedoring, water transportation, or pipeline transportation are classified according to their activity and not as auxiliaries, even though they serve only establishments of the same enterprise.