Transportation Equipment

SIC 3711 Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

Establishments primarily engaged in the manufacture of truck and bus bodies or in the assembly of completed trucks and buses on purchased chassis are classified in SIC 3713: Truck and Bus Bodies. Establishments primarily engaged in the manufacture of truck trailers are classified in SIC 3715: Truck Trailers.

SIC 3713 Truck and Bus Bodies - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

Truck sales tend to be volatile because they are subject to cyclical changes in the overall economy. During the recessive economy of the early 2000s, trucking companies postponed new purchases to waylay costs and shore up demand.

SIC 3714 Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

SIC 3715 Truck Trailers - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This industry covers establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing truck trailers, truck trailer chassis for sale separately, detachable trailer bodies (cargo containers) for sale separately, and detachable trailer (cargo container) chassis for sale separately.

SIC 3716 Motor Homes - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

Going into the twenty-first century, the U.S. motor home industry was seeing some growth.

SIC 3721 Aircraft - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

The aerospace industry consists of space vehicles, space propulsion parts, guided missiles, aircraft, aircraft engines, and aircraft parts. The value of all products and services of the aircraft industry alone was more than 85 percent of the aerospace industry total in the early 2000s.

SIC 3724 Aircraft Engines and Engine Parts - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

The total value of complete aircraft engines was approximately $6.4 billion in 2002, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

SIC 3728 Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment, Not Elsewhere Classified - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

In 2001, the miscellaneous aircraft parts and auxiliary equipment manufacturing industry employed 123,000 workers, earning an annual payroll of $6.4 billion. Of these, 71,600 worked in production, earning $3.3 billion.

SIC 3731 Ship Building and Repairing - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

Thanks in large part to President Clinton's five-point national shipbuilding initiative, the shipbuilding industry achieved a remarkable turnaround during the mid-1990s. However, in recent years virtually all merchant tonnage built in American shipyards was destined for domestic customers under a subsidy program or under the protection of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 (the Jones Act), which specifies that all inter-coastal traffic must move in U.S.-built vessels.

SIC 3732 Boat Building and Repairing - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

In the second half of the 1990s, the recreational boating industry in the United States was continuing to recover from a devastating industry-wide slump that began in the late 1980s and continued into the early 1990s. During the industry recession, stretching from 1988 through 1992, constant-dollar product shipments declined at a compound annual rate of approximately 15 percent.

SIC 3743 Railroad Equipment - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

In 2001 the railroad equipment industry reported total shipments of approximately $8.6 billion to the nation's rail systems. That year, the industry employed 34,719 persons, down from 35,578 in 2000.

SIC 3751 Motorcycles, Bicycles, and Parts - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

In one form or another, the two-wheeled personal vehicle has played an important role in U.S. transportation systems.

SIC 3761 Manufacturers of Guided Missiles and Space Vehicles - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

In 2001, guided missile and space vehicle manufacturers shipped approximately $13.6 billion worth of goods. This represented an increase in shipments from 2000 but down from the highs of the late 1990s.

SIC 3764 Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Propulsion Units and Propulsion Unit Parts - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

SIC 3769 Space Vehicle Equipment, Not Elsewhere Classified - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

SIC 3792 Travel Trailers and Campers - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

In 1999 there were approximately 806 U.S. establishments in this industry.

SIC 3795 Tanks and Tank Components - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

The end of the Cold War has reduced U.S. tank production to almost nothing.

SIC 3799 Transportation Equipment, Not Elsewhere Classified - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

Shipments of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobiles, golf carts, and personal watercraft totaled more than $4.5 billion in 1997. This was a sharp increase from the industry's level of shipments only five years earlier and, in several categories, represented gains of 100 percent or better.

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