Fact #619: April 19, 2010
Transportation Sector Revenue by Industry
According the latest Economic Census (2002), the trucking industry is the largest contributor of revenue in the transportation sector, contributing more than one-quarter of the sectors revenue. The air industry contributes just under one-quarter, as does other transportation and support activities, which include sightseeing, couriers and messengers, towing services, port and airport operations, and other support activities.
|Industry||Billion Dollars||Share of Total|
|Other Transportation & Support Activities||75.5||22.9%|
|Warehousing & Storage||26.1||7.9%|
|Transit & Ground Passenger Transportation||14.4||4.4%|
Source: National Academy of Sciences, Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles, prepublication copy, March 2010, p. 1-8.