1997 Economic Census:
Transportation and Warehousing
Massachusetts


These data are from the 1997 and 2002 Economic Censuses.
For more recent data, see the current Industry Statistics Sampler.
 
Transportation and Warehousing by Subsector
Introductory text includes scope and methodology. Table includes only establishments with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.
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NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
  48-49 Transportation & warehousing %% ** 3,283 4,704,296 1,391,781 53,297
481 Air transportation %% 83 363,013 30,179 924
482 Rail Transportation (not covered in the Economic Census) N N N N
483 Water transportation 39 D D (500-999)
484 Truck transportation 1,485 1,786,431 524,773 16,546
485 Transit & ground passenger transportation 661 609,192 255,969 16,518
486 Pipeline transportation 5 D D (100-249)
487 Scenic & sightseeing transportation 64 D D (250-499)
488 Support activities for transportation 551 500,699 156,630 5,149
491 Postal Service (not covered in the Economic Census) N N N N
492 Couriers & messengers 246 828,105 301,755 10,804
493 Warehousing & storage 149 221,540 64,371 2,068

 

 

Transportation and Warehousing by Industry
Introductory text includes scope and methodology. Table includes only establishments with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
48-49 Transportation & warehousing %% ** 3,283 4,704,296 1,391,781 53,297
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
481 Air transportation %% 83 363,013 30,179 924
4811 Scheduled air transportation %% 55 317,102 23,208 725
481111 Scheduled passenger air transportation %% 47 D D (500-999)
481112 Scheduled freight air transportation 8 D D (20-99)
4812 Nonscheduled air transportation 28 45,911 6,971 199
481211 Nonscheduled chartered passenger air transportation 21 D D (20-99)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
482 Rail Transportation (not covered in the Economic Census) N N N N
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
483 Water transportation 39 D D (500-999)
4831 Deep sea, coastal, & Great Lakes water transportation 28 235,048 30,679 660
483111 Deep sea freight transportation 10 208,893 22,957 383
483113 Coastal & Great Lakes freight transportation 9 17,034 4,983 183
4831133 Coastal & intercoastal towing service 6 D D (20-99)
483114 Coastal & Great Lakes passenger transportation 7 D D (20-99)
4831142 Coastal & Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway ferry transportation 6 D D (20-99)
4832 Inland water transportation 11 D D (100-249)
483212 Inland water passenger transportation 11 D D (100-249)
4832122 Other water passenger transportation (including water taxi) 9 D D (20-99)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
484 Truck transportation 1,485 1,786,431 524,773 16,546
4841 General freight trucking 558 959,008 294,232 8,417
48411 General freight trucking, local 264 175,520 60,302 2,056
4841101 General freight trucking without storage, local, truckload 140 92,439 29,737 888
4841102 General freight trucking w/o storage, local, less than truckload 110 67,124 25,234 909
4841103 General freight trucking with storage, local, truckload 6 3,694 1,104 44
4841104 General freight trucking with storage, local, less than truckload 8 12,263 4,227 215
48412 General freight trucking, long-distance 294 783,488 233,930 6,361
484121 General freight trucking, long-distance, truckload 190 299,783 84,137 2,509
484122 General freight trucking, long-distance, less than truckload 104 483,705 149,793 3,852
4842 Specialized freight trucking 927 827,423 230,541 8,129
48421 Used household & office goods moving 262 242,934 86,374 3,228
4842101 Used household & office goods moving, local, without storage 120 57,434 19,349 958
4842102 Used household & office goods moving, long-distance 74 88,520 27,658 1,047
4842103 Used household & office goods moving, local, with storage 68 96,980 39,367 1,223
48422 Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, local 522 335,820 66,851 2,544
4842201 Hazardous materials trucking (except waste), local 37 22,815 6,660 170
4842202 Agricultural products trucking without storage, local 25 8,024 1,943 72
4842203 Dump trucking 303 129,419 27,362 795
4842204 Specialized trucking without storage, local 148 162,746 27,682 1,387
4842205 Specialized trucking with storage, local 9 12,816 3,204 120
48423 Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, long-distance 143 248,669 77,316 2,357
4842301 Hazardous materials trucking (except waste), long-distance 16 40,689 15,127 348
4842302 Agricultural products trucking, long-distance 17 7,924 1,990 66
4842303 Other specialized trucking, long-distance 110 200,056 60,199 1,943
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
485 Transit & ground passenger transportation 661 609,192 255,969 16,518
4851 Urban transit systems 33 44,643 25,484 1,164
485113 Bus & motor vehicle transit systems 26 36,036 19,992 949
4852 Interurban & rural bus transportation 10 67,510 23,668 894
4853 Taxi & limousine service 291 124,608 51,724 3,042
48531 Taxi service 170 57,668 21,251 1,330
48532 Limousine service 121 66,940 30,473 1,712
4854 School & employee bus transportation 170 201,368 87,774 7,536
4854101 School bus service 166 D D (5000-9999)
4855 Charter bus industry 35 75,797 26,346 1,283
4855101 Charter bus service, local 10 15,248 3,825 162
4855102 Charter bus service, interstate/interurban 25 60,549 22,521 1,121
4859 Other transit & ground passenger transportation 122 95,266 40,973 2,599
485991 Special needs transportation 92 69,070 31,766 2,146
485999 All other transit & ground passenger transportation 30 26,196 9,207 453
4859991 Scheduled airport shuttle service 24 24,367 8,867 427
4859992 All other passenger transportation 6 1,829 340 26
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
486 Pipeline transportation 5 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
487 Scenic & sightseeing transportation 64 D D (250-499)
4871 Scenic & sightseeing transportation, land 14 D D (20-99)
4871101 Sightseeing buses 13 D D (20-99)
4872 Scenic & sightseeing transportation, water 50 40,061 10,492 293
4872101 Excursion & sightseeing boats (including dinner cruises) 27 D D (100-249)
4872102 Charter fishing & party fishing boats 23 D D (20-99)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
488 Support activities for transportation 551 500,699 156,630 5,149
4881 Support activities for air transportation 58 81,140 26,111 1,046
48811 Airport operations 23 47,581 16,637 701
488111 Air traffic control 7 D D (1-19)
4881111 Nongovernment air traffic control 7 D D (1-19)
488119 Other airport operations 16 D D (500-999)
4881191 Airport operation & terminal services 15 D D (500-999)
48819 Other support activities for air transportation 35 33,559 9,474 345
4882 Support activities for rail transportation 8 13,690 3,738 114
4882101 Support activities incidental to rail transportation 8 13,690 3,738 114
4883 Support activities for water transportation 22 D D (250-499)
48833 Navigational services to shipping 8 8,794 1,174 55
4883302 Navigational services 6 D D (20-99)
48839 Other support activities for water transportation 9 2,265 699 22
4883901 Other services incidental to water transportation 8 D D (1-19)
4884 Support activities for road transportation 130 D D (500-999)
48841 Motor vehicle towing 126 46,486 13,566 714
4885 Freight transportation arrangement 316 325,606 101,777 2,737
4885101 Freight forwarding 143 198,957 63,009 1,682
4885102 Arrangement of transportation of freight & cargo 173 126,649 38,768 1,055
4889 Other support activities for transportation 17 D D (100-249)
488991 Packing & crating 17 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
491 Postal Service (not covered in the Economic Census) N N N N
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
492 Couriers & messengers 246 828,105 301,755 10,804
4921 Couriers 141 764,927 280,379 9,673
4921101 Courier services (except by air) 74 375,533 161,819 5,900
4921102 Air courier services 67 389,394 118,560 3,773
4922 Local messengers & local delivery 105 63,178 21,376 1,131
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
493 Warehousing & storage 149 221,540 64,371 2,068
49311 General warehousing & storage 107 147,536 42,560 1,395
4931101 General warehousing & storage (except in foreign trade zones) 107 147,536 42,560 1,395
49312 Refrigerated warehousing & storage 20 D D (250-499)
4931201 Refrigerated products warehousing 20 D D (250-499)
49319 Other warehousing & storage 20 D D (250-499)
4931901 Household goods warehousing & storage 9 D D (100-249)
4931902 Specialized goods warehousing & storage 11 D D (100-249)
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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