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)

487 - Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing recreational transportation, such as sightseeing or dinner cruises, steam train excursions, horse-drawn sightseeing rides, air-boat rides or hot-air balloon rides. These establishments often use vintage or specialized transportation equipment. The services provided are local in nature, usually involving same-day return. Establishments that provide charter fishing services are included.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • providing scenic and sightseeing services using airplanes, in combination with other specialty air transportation or flying services (See 481215 Non-Scheduled Specialty Flying Services)
    • providing sporting services, such as fishing guides, white-water rafting, pack trains and water-skiing (See 71399 All Other Amusement and Recreation Industries)

4871 - Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing scenic and sightseeing transportation on land, such as steam train excursions and horse-drawn sightseeing rides.

4872 - Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing scenic and sightseeing transportation on water, such as sightseeing or dinner cruises or air-boat rides. These establishments often use vintage or specialized transportation equipment. The services provided are local in nature, usually involving same-day return. Establishments that provide charter fishing services are included.

4879 - Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other

This industry group comprises establishments, not classified to any other industry, primarily engaged in providing scenic and sightseeing transportation. Some examples of these services are scenic helicopter rides and hot-air balloon rides.

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