North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 1997

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)

486 - Pipeline Transportation

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in the transport of products by pipeline. The pipelines are designed to specifications for the transport of a particular product, such as crude oil, natural gas and refined petroleum products. Pipeline transportation includes integrated systems comprising various types of pipelines and ancillary facilities, such as pumping stations and incidental storage facilities.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • operating gathering lines to transport crude oil or natural gas from wells to field processing plants (See 211 Oil and Gas Extraction)
    • operating bulk storage facilities incidental to a wholesaling activity (See 412 Petroleum Product Wholesaler-Distributors)

4861 - Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in the pipeline transportation of crude oil.

4862 - Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in the pipeline transportation of natural gas, from gas fields or processing plants to local distribution systems.

4869 - Other Pipeline Transportation

This industry group comprises establishments, not classified to any other industry group, primarily engaged in pipeline transportation.

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