Does FedEx Drug Test? (& How To Pass It Safely)

If you are thinking about interviewing for a job at FedEx, here’s a quick rundown of FedEx’s pre-employment and workplace drug testing.


Does FedEx Drug Test?

FedEx Drug Testing Policy

We could not find the official FedEx pre-employment and workplace drug testing policies online.

However, credible sources and testimonials from current and former employees of FedEx indicate that FedEx generally requires prospective employees to undergo pre-employment drug testing.


Pre-Employment Drug Testing

fedEx drug test policy

FedEx’s hiring procedure differs depending on location and the position you are applying for.

In some cases, FedEx may hire you without requiring any pre-employment drug test. But in other cases, one may be required, especially if you are applying for a safety-sensitive position.


Does FedEx Drug Test Their Employees?

FedEx Drug Test

As an employee at FedEx, especially if you are assigned to a safety and security-sensitive position, expect random drug testing. The company does these tests to prevent drug-related workplace incidences.

 


Testing Methods and Procedure at FedEx

Urine test

FedEx uses urine drug tests in most locations. Blood tests are sometimes used but are uncommon. 

According to people who have interviewed for a job at FedEx, the urine tests are unsupervised, and results come back within a few days.

If the test result is positive, you may be requested to take a second test for confirmation.


What Types Of Drugs Are Tested?

THC Detox

Drug tests at FedEx look for more than just THC. They use a standard five-panel drug test.

  • THC metabolites
  • Amphetamines
  • Cocaine
  • Opiates
  • Phencyclidine

In some instances and locations, FedEx may choose to add other drugs to their screening, including alcohol.

If you are applying to be a pilot or a driver, you may be subject to a DOT drug test.


Refusal to Undergo Testing

Refuse FedEx drug test

As a prospective employee at FedEx, you have the legal right to refuse pre-employment drug testing.

But note that you won’t get the job as you’ll have to wait four months to re-apply.

If you are already an employee, you can challenge the drug test based on labor law and local regulations.


What if The Test is Positive?

FedEx drug test

Testing positive as a prospective employee leads to instant disqualification.

If you are an employee, you will be required to participate in the company’s follow-up testing program for a minimum of five years. While under this program, you’ll have to disclose all your prescription medications.


Need A Reliable Way To Pass Your Drug Test?

Way To Pass Your Drug Test

The easiest strategy for passing a urine test is to increase your fluid intake.

Hydrating often increases your urine flow, which will dilute the concentration of drugs in the urine sample below the threshold of detection.

Note: Do not drink too much, since labs are on the lookout for overly dilute urine.

You may also want to take a large dose of vitamin B-2, available in B-complex multivitamins.

This will give a distinct yellow color to your urine sample, ensuring it appears normal.

Other options include:

  • Using synthetic urine in case the collection is unsupervised
  • Using detox drinks and pills like Toxin Rid
  • Natural detox if you have several weeks before the test. Drink a lot of water, exercise regularly, and eat a diet high in fiber and lean proteins.

If you are taking a blood test, the good news is THC compounds stay in the blood for just a few hours. That’s why it is easier to pass a blood test than a urine test.

If you have recently consumed a drug, find a cunning way to delay the test for a few more hours or a couple of days.


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