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UPS Drug Test Policy

UPS Drug Test Policy

UPS (United Parcel Service) is a package delivery company that employs almost 500,000 people in the United States. Like most major corporations, UPS requires its employees to pass a drug test as a condition of employment. In this blog post, we will explain UPS’s drug testing policy and what you can expect if you are asked to take a drug test for a job at UPS.

Types of Drug Tests

UPS uses two types of drug tests: urine and hair. The vast majority of drug tests given by UPS are urine tests, although on occasion they will use hair tests as well.

What Drugs Are Tested For?

UPS tests for the following drugs: Amphetamines, Cocaine, Marijuana, Opiates, PCP.

Amphetamines include drugs such as Adderall, Ritalin, and Dexedrine. Cocaine is, of course, the illicit street drug. Marijuana refers to both THC and CBD. Opiates include drugs such as heroin, codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and tramadol. PCP is an illegal hallucinogenic drug.

1How Long Does UPS Keep Drug Test Results on File? Drug test results are kept on file for one year from the date of the test.

Will I Be Tested If I Use Legal Marijuana?

UPS does not allow the use of marijuana for any reason, even if it is legal in your state. If you fail a drug test for marijuana, you will not be hired or you will be fired if you are already employed by UPS.


In conclusion, if you are applying for a job at UPS, you should expect to take a drug test as part of the hiring process. UPS uses urine and hair tests to screen for the following drugs: amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, opiates, and PCP. Drug test results are kept on file for one year from the date of the test. Legal marijuana use is not permitted by UPS employees or applicants and will result in a failed drug test.