I thought two of my drivers had 8 hour days today due to their loads were very light. I was so happy for them (they always request them and they usually get bumped due to volume etc.) to finally have gotten the 8 hour day. So when I saw them I asked about their short day and just laughed and said "time study, why?" I replied that I noticed the loads were very light. Is this the normal practice for a time study? To have lighter loads so things will not reflect a typical day. These trucks are usually packed to the brim everyday so to have a half full truck seems misleading to me. Since I am just a preloader I know I am missing something and hope some one can clue me in. What is the purpose of the time study? I met the IE interns (I thought they were lost and they were fumbling around on my trucks - and yes I know they are not really my trucks - and I just don't like people wandering around my trucks so I asked them how I could help them.) and they seemed very "thrilled" to be doing these studies. My supervisor did an audit on those trucks noting where everything was loaded, hazards, over 70s etc. I am not sure that audit is related to the time study. I have just never noticed any of my trucks being audited before. Yesterday the center manager scanned all the packages in one of my trucks and when I asked her what she was doing she said "delivery scans are not being done." What is that about? In that particular truck I have had cover drivers for the past few weeks so it seemed odd to pick that truck since the drivers vary.