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 Transportation2,856
4011Railroads, Line-haul Operating2,508
4013Switching and Terminal Services348
41Local, Suburban Transit & Interurbn Hgwy Passenger Transport59,080
4111Local and Suburban Transit9,378
4119Local Passenger Transportation, Nec30,600
4131Intercity and Rural Bus Transportation1,012
4141Local Bus Charter Service1,924
4142Bus Charter Service, Except Local2,358
4151School Buses2,404
4173Bus Terminal and Service Facilities490
42Motor Freight Transportation340,477
4212Local Trucking, Without Storage191,352
4213Trucking, Except Local64,071
4214Local Trucking With Storage10,277
4215Courier Services, Except By Air12,808
4221Farm Product Warehousing and Storage855
4222Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage1,614
4225General Warehousing and Storage47,156
4226Special Warehousing and Storage, Nec9,601
4231Trucking Terminal Facilities2,743
43United States Postal Service22,559
4311U.S. Postal Service22,559
44Water Transportation17,290
4412Deep Sea Foreign Transportation of Freight740
4424Deep Sea Domestic Transportation of Freight371
4432Freight Transportation On The Great Lakes176
4449Water Transportation of Freight3,106
4481Deep Sea Passenger Transportation, Except Ferry205
4489Water Passenger Transportation585
4491Marine Cargo Handling1,201
4492Towing and Tugboat Service1,023
4499Water Transportation Services, Nec2,376
45Transportation by Air24,563
4512Air Transportation, Scheduled2,540
4513Air Courier Services1,774
4522Air Transportation, Nonscheduled2,236
4581Airports, Flying Fields, and Services18,013
46Pipelines, Except Natural Gas1,370
4612Crude Petroleum Pipelines917
4613Refined Petroleum Pipelines266
4619Pipelines, Nec187
47Transportation Services331,257
4724Travel Agencies45,569
4725Tour Operators11,167
4729Passenger Transportation Arrangement1,074
4731Freight Transportation Arrangement74,992
4741Rental of Railroad Cars185
4783Packing and Crating1,454
4785Inspection and Fixed Facilities804
4789Transportation Services, Nec196,012
4812Radiotelephone Communication40,758
4813Telephone Communication, Except Radio27,556
4822Telegraph and Other Communications465
4832Radio Broadcasting Stations13,269
4833Television Broadcasting Stations4,818
4841Cable and Other Pay Television Services8,570
4899Communication Services, Nec59,074
49Electric, Gas and Sanitary Services88,368
Total US Business Entities1,996,292

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.