SIC Codes and Counts by Division

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.

Code Industry Title Number of Business Establishments
40Railroad Transportation2,864
4011Railroads, Line-haul Operating2,472
4013Switching and Terminal Services392
41Local, Suburban Transit & Interurbn Hgwy Passenger Transport55,476
4111Local and Suburban Transit8,958
4119Local Passenger Transportation, Nec27,869
4131Intercity and Rural Bus Transportation1,071
4141Local Bus Charter Service896
4142Bus Charter Service, Except Local2,481
4151School Buses2,507
4173Bus Terminal and Service Facilities479
42Motor Freight Transportation293,330
4212Local Trucking, Without Storage165,523
4213Trucking, Except Local47,813
4214Local Trucking With Storage10,169
4215Courier Services, Except By Air9,711
4221Farm Product Warehousing and Storage914
4222Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage1,336
4225General Warehousing and Storage45,676
4226Special Warehousing and Storage, Nec10,199
4231Trucking Terminal Facilities1,989
43United States Postal Service21,935
4311U.S. Postal Service21,935
44Water Transportation15,301
4412Deep Sea Foreign Transportation of Freight755
4424Deep Sea Domestic Transportation of Freight350
4432Freight Transportation On The Great Lakes65
4449Water Transportation of Freight534
4481Deep Sea Passenger Transportation, Except Ferry191
4489Water Passenger Transportation675
4491Marine Cargo Handling1,235
4492Towing and Tugboat Service1,145
4499Water Transportation Services, Nec2,647
45Transportation by Air24,052
4512Air Transportation, Scheduled2,507
4513Air Courier Services1,922
4522Air Transportation, Nonscheduled2,301
4581Airports, Flying Fields, and Services17,322
46Pipelines, Except Natural Gas1,346
4612Crude Petroleum Pipelines779
4613Refined Petroleum Pipelines358
4619Pipelines, Nec209
47Transportation Services241,732
4724Travel Agencies46,234
4725Tour Operators10,373
4729Passenger Transportation Arrangement960
4731Freight Transportation Arrangement41,189
4741Rental of Railroad Cars173
4783Packing and Crating1,459
4785Inspection and Fixed Facilities834
4789Transportation Services, Nec140,510
4812Radiotelephone Communication29,041
4813Telephone Communication, Except Radio32,336
4822Telegraph and Other Communications551
4832Radio Broadcasting Stations13,369
4833Television Broadcasting Stations4,306
4841Cable and Other Pay Television Services9,147
4899Communication Services, Nec54,872
49Electric, Gas and Sanitary Services76,170
Total Business Establishments1,675,486