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Distribution testing

Distribution testing

 

Whether you've got small packages, air cargo, or less-than-truckload freight, we can help. Find out if your packages hold up under typical shipping conditions.   

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As a FedEx business account holder, you get complimentary distribution testing. You only cover the cost of shipping.

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It's available for your small packages to air cargo to less-than-truckload freight.

Which test do you need?

FedEx Ground and FedEx Express less than 150 lbs.

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ISTA 6-FedEx-A

Performance testing for FedEx Ground® and FedEx Express® packages weighing less than 150 lbs., and with less than 165" combined length and girth.

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Preconditioning

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Drop

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Compression

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Vibration

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Hazard impact for flat packages

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Bridge impact for elongated packages

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Preconditioning

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Hazard impact for flat packages

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Compression

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Bridge impact for elongated packages

FedEx Express 150 lbs. or more

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ISTA 6-FedEx-B

Performance testing for FedEx Express Freight weighing 150+ lbs., or with more than 165" combined length and girth.

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Preconditioning

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Incline impact

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Bottom impact

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Tip test

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Compression

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Vibration

FedEx Freight® LTL shipments

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ISTA 3B

Performance testing for FedEx Freight less-than-truckload shipments.

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Tip test

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Rotational corner drop

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Drop

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Incline impact

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Rotational edge drop

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Vibration with top load

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Concentrated impact

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Bridge impact

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Hazard impact

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Forklift handling

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Tip test

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Vibration with top load

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Rotational corner drop

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Concentrated impact

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Drop

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Bridge impact

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Incline impact

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Incline impact

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Hazard impact

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Rotational edge drop

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Forklift handling

How long does testing take?

Complimentary Testing

Send us up to four packages at a time, and we’ll typically deliver results within four–six business days for parcel testing or five–eight for freight. If you need more than four packages tested, we offer bulk testing for a nominal fee. 

Other Tests

For all other distribution package tests, results are typically delivered within four days. 

Need Results
Faster?

Get results within two days with our expedited testing option. Request a quote.

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Need a consultation?

We offer consulting and engineering services, including on-site evaluations. Contact your FedEx sales representative to learn more.

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Need help with unique or one-time packaging questions?

Call 1.800.633.7019.