Freight Facts and Figures 2011
Table 4-2. Economic Characteristics of Transportation and Warehousing Establishments in Freight-Dominated Modes: 2002 and 2007
The freight industry has many components, encompassing companies large and small. All told there were nearly 220,000 transportation and warehousing establishments in 2007, with more than one-half of those primarily engaged in trucking. Revenue generated by trucking accounted for about 34 percent of transportation and warehousing sector revenue while warehousing accounted for a small percentage of the total.
||Revenue (millions of current $)
||Payroll (millions of current $)
|Transportation and warehousing||199,618||219,706||382,152||639,916||115,989||173,183||3,650,859||4,454,383|
|Support activities for transportation||33,942||42,130||57,414||86,596||16,202||24,579||465,616||608,385|
|Couriers and messengers||12,655||13,004||58,165||77,877||17,175||20,431||561,514||557,195|
|Warehousing and storage||12,671||13,938||16,548||21,921||17,183||25,526||565,533||720,451|
Key: NA = not available; NAICS: North American Industry Classification System.
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 census. For example, data are not collected for publicly operated buses and subway systems.
2002: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2002 Economic Census, Transportation and Warehousing, United States, (Washington, DC: 2004), available at www.census.gov/econ/census02/data/us/US000_48.HTM as of August 22, 2011; 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/census07 as of August 22, 2011.
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