Truck transportation, courier and messengers, and warehousing and storage revenues reached $266 billion in 2004, up from $246 billion the year before, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday, Dec. 29. Truck transportation alone reached $186 billion in 2004, up 10.4 percent. Courier and messenger revenues grew 4.0 percent to $62 billion.
The report, 2004 Service Annual Survey: Truck Transportation, Couriers and Messengers, and Warehousing and Storage, showed the following highlights for employer firms:
Truck transportation excludes private motor carriers that operate as auxiliary establishments of nontransportation companies. Results of the survey also provide estimates for revenue by commodity shipped and inventories of revenue-generating equipment.
For more information about the survey, go to www.census.gov/svsd/www/services/sas/sas_summary/48summary.htm.