2007 NAICS Definition
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing air, surface, or combined mode courier and express delivery services of parcels, but not operating under a universal service obligation. These parcels can include goods and documents, but the express delivery services are not part of the normal mail service. These services are generally between metropolitan areas or urban centers, but the establishments of this industry form a network that includes local pick-up and delivery to serve their customers' needs.
Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--
- Providing parcel and express delivery services in addition to mail services under a universal service obligation--are classified in Industry 491110, Postal Service;
- Providing messenger and delivery services within a metropolitan area or within an urban center--are classified in Industry 492210, Local Messengers and Local Delivery; and
- Providing the truck transportation of palletized general freight--are classified in Industry Group 4841, General Freight Trucking.
Index entries that bring you to this industry:
- Air courier services (except establishments operating under a universal service obligation)
- Courier services (i.e., intercity network) (except establishments operating under a universal service obligation)
- Express delivery services (except establishments operating under a universal service obligation)
- Local letter and parcel delivery services as part of intercity courier network