North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada 2012

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48-49 - Transportation and warehousing

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in transporting passengers and goods, warehousing and storing goods, and providing services to these establishments. The modes of transportation are road (trucking, transit and ground passenger), rail, water, air and pipeline. These are further subdivided according to the way in which businesses in each mode organize their establishments. National post office and courier establishments, which also transport goods, are included in this sector. Warehousing and storage establishments are subdivided according to the type of service and facility that is operated.

Many of the establishments in this sector are structured as networks, with activities, workers, and physical facilities distributed over an extensive geographic area.

484 - Truck transportation

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in the truck transportation of goods. These establishments may carry general freight or specialized freight. Specialized freight comprises goods that, because of size, weight, shape or other inherent characteristics, require specialized equipment for transportation. Establishments may operate locally, that is within a metropolitan area and its hinterland, or over long distances, that is between metropolitan areas.

4842 - Specialized freight trucking

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in specialized freight trucking. These establishments transport articles that, because of size, weight, shape or other inherent characteristics, require specialized equipment for transportation. Some important types of specialized equipment are bulk tankers, dump trucks and trailers, refrigerated vans, and motor vehicle haulers. Establishments that transport used household and office goods are included.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • local hauling of garbage (See 562110 Waste collection)
48423 - Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, long distance

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing long distance trucking services using specialized equipment. Long distance trucking establishments provide trucking services between metropolitan areas.

484231 - Bulk liquids trucking, long distanceCAN

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the long distance trucking of bulk liquids. These establishments use tank trucks (which may be refrigerated) to transport goods such as milk, water, chemicals and petroleum products.

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484232 - Dry bulk materials trucking, long distanceCAN

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the long distance trucking of dry bulk materials. These establishments use dump trucks and dump trailers, tank trucks, hopper trucks and similar vehicles to transport goods such as sand, gravel, dry chemicals and ores.

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484233 - Forest products trucking, long distanceCAN

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the long distance trucking of forest products, including logs, wood chips and lumber.

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484239 - Other specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, long distanceCAN

This Canadian industry comprises establishments, not classified to any other Canadian industry, primarily engaged in providing long distance trucking services, using specialized equipment. Some important truck types used by these establishments are refrigerated vans and motor vehicle haulers.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • automobile carrier, trucking, long distance
    • flat bed trucking, long distance
    • mobile home towing service, long distance
    • refrigerated goods trucking, long distance
    • trucking, hazardous materials, using specialized equipment, long distance

    All examples

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