NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 484

Subsector 484

NAICS Subsector Code 484 – Truck Transportation

Definition of NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 484: Industries in the Truck Transportation subsector provide over-the-road transportation of cargo using motor vehicles, such as trucks and tractor trailers. The subsector is subdivided into general freight trucking and specialized freight trucking. This distinction reflects differences in equipment used, type of load carried, scheduling, terminal, and other networking services. General freight transportation establishments handle a wide variety of general commodities, generally palletized, and transported in a container or van trailer. Specialized freight transportation is the transportation of cargo that, because of size, weight, shape, or other inherent characteristics require specialized equipment for transportation.

Each of these industry groups is further subdivided based on distance traveled. Local trucking establishments primarily carry goods within a single metropolitan area and its adjacent nonurban areas. Long distance trucking establishments carry goods between metropolitan areas.

The Specialized Freight Trucking industry group includes a separate industry for Used Household and Office Goods Moving. The household and office goods movers are separated because of the substantial network of establishments that has developed to deal with local and long-distance moving and the associated storage. In this area, the same establishment provides both local and long-distance services, while other specialized freight establishments generally limit their services to either local or long-distance hauling.

Three Digit Subsector Breakdown for the North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If NAICS Subsector 484 does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 48-49: Transportation and Warehousing
    • Subsector 484: Truck Transportation
      • Industry Group 4841: General Freight Trucking
        • Industry 48411: General Freight Trucking, Local
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 484110: General Freight Trucking, Local
        • Industry 48412: General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 484121: General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Truckload
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 484122: General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Less Than Truckload
      • Industry Group 4842: Specialized Freight Trucking
        • Industry 48421: Used Household and Office Goods Moving
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 484210: Used Household and Office Goods Moving
        • Industry 48422: Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Local
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 484220: Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Local
        • Industry 48423: Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Long-Distance
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 484230: Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Long-Distance

Other helpful NAICS Downloads

View the download page for the material below.

NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 484