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Table 5-2 Economic Characteristics of Transportation and Warehousing Establishments in Freight-Dominated Modes: 2007 and 2012

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NAICS Establishments Revenue (millions of current $) Payroll (millions of current $) Paid Employees
2007 2012 2007 2012 2007 2012 2007 2012
Transportation and warehousing, Total 219,706 213,805 639,916 732,975 173,183 183,875 4,454,383 4,316,392
Rail transportation NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Water transportation 1,721 1,467 34,447 39,528 4,544 4,681 75,997 65,549
Truck transportation 120,390 111,734 217,833 239,779 58,266 57,964 1,507,923 1,362,709
Pipeline transportation 2,529 3,451 25,718 37,237 3,219 5,111 36,964 48,354
Support activities for transportation 42,130 42,498 86,596 104,195 24,579 28,395 608,385 616,048
Couriers and messengers 13,004 13,667 77,877 71,081 20,431 21,138 557,195 534,234
Warehousing and storage 13,938 14,444 21,921 28,969 25,526 28,103 720,451 714,358

KEY: NA = not available; NAICS = North American Industry Classification System.

NOTES: Total includes air transportation, transit and ground passenger transportation, and scenic and sightseeing transportation. Data are for establishments in which transportation is the primary business. Data exclude transportation provided privately, such as trucking organized "in-house" by a grocery company. Data are not collected for rail transportation or for governmental organizations even when their primary activity would be classified in industries covered by the Economic Census. For example, data are not collected for publicly operated buses and subway systems.

SOURCES: 2007: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2007 Economic Census, Transportation and Warehousing, United States (Washington, DC: 2010), available at www.census.gov/econ as of July 2015; 2012: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2012 Economic Census, Transportation and Warehousing, United States (Washington, DC: 2014), available at www.census.gov/econ as of July 2015.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017