Variant of NAICS 1997 - Labour Force Survey (LFS) Industries

7 - Services-Producing Sector

9 - Transportation and Warehousing

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.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • renting and leasing transportation equipment without operator (See 532 Rental and Leasing Services)
488 - Support Activities for Transportation

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing services to other transportation establishments. These services may be specific to a mode of transportation, or they may be multi-modal.

4884 - Support Activities for Road Transportation

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing specialized services to trucking establishments, bus operators and other establishments using the road network.

48841 - Motor Vehicle Towing

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in towing motor vehicles. Establishments engaged in light and heavy towing services, both local and long distance, to the general public, commercial, transportation and other sectors, are included. These establishments may offer incidental services, such as tire repair, battery boosting and other emergency road services.

48849 - Other Support Activities for Road Transportation

This industry comprises establishments, not classified to any other industry, primarily engaged in providing services to trucking establishments, bus operators and other establishments using the road network. Establishments engaged in the operation of trucking terminals; inspection and weighing services connected with truck transportation; and the operation of toll roads, bridges and tunnels are included.

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