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 Transportation2,832
4011Railroads, Line-haul Operating2,488
4013Switching and Terminal Services344
41Local, Suburban Transit & Interurbn Hgwy Passenger Transport58,202
4111Local and Suburban Transit9,223
4119Local Passenger Transportation, Nec30,011
4131Intercity and Rural Bus Transportation1,017
4141Local Bus Charter Service1,929
4142Bus Charter Service, Except Local2,352
4151School Buses2,385
4173Bus Terminal and Service Facilities476
42Motor Freight Transportation333,308
4212Local Trucking, Without Storage187,708
4213Trucking, Except Local62,143
4214Local Trucking With Storage10,120
4215Courier Services, Except By Air12,119
4221Farm Product Warehousing and Storage837
4222Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage1,586
4225General Warehousing and Storage46,559
4226Special Warehousing and Storage, Nec9,543
4231Trucking Terminal Facilities2,693
43United States Postal Service22,557
4311U.S. Postal Service22,557
44Water Transportation17,126
4412Deep Sea Foreign Transportation of Freight732
4424Deep Sea Domestic Transportation of Freight361
4432Freight Transportation On The Great Lakes155
4449Water Transportation of Freight3,080
4481Deep Sea Passenger Transportation, Except Ferry201
4489Water Passenger Transportation579
4491Marine Cargo Handling1,192
4492Towing and Tugboat Service1,016
4499Water Transportation Services, Nec2,347
45Transportation by Air24,282
4512Air Transportation, Scheduled2,507
4513Air Courier Services1,772
4522Air Transportation, Nonscheduled2,220
4581Airports, Flying Fields, and Services17,783
46Pipelines, Except Natural Gas1,368
4612Crude Petroleum Pipelines916
4613Refined Petroleum Pipelines265
4619Pipelines, Nec187
47Transportation Services319,242
4724Travel Agencies44,772
4725Tour Operators11,026
4729Passenger Transportation Arrangement1,017
4731Freight Transportation Arrangement72,441
4741Rental of Railroad Cars174
4783Packing and Crating1,411
4785Inspection and Fixed Facilities792
4789Transportation Services, Nec187,609
4812Radiotelephone Communication40,527
4813Telephone Communication, Except Radio27,311
4822Telegraph and Other Communications465
4832Radio Broadcasting Stations13,103
4833Television Broadcasting Stations4,790
4841Cable and Other Pay Television Services8,446
4899Communication Services, Nec58,291
49Electric, Gas and Sanitary Services86,693
Total US Business Entities1,950,393

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.