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ABEL Coperion Red Valve Rotex Batesville Batesville

Class A Over the Road Driver - ($55k-$75k salary range)

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Job Title: Over The Road Driver 

Location: Domiciled out of Charlotte, North Carolina

Status: Full-Time

General Work Schedule: Variable


Our Core Values


Batesville is a nationally recognized, award winning manufacturing organization.  We attribute this success to the people we employ and to the values which are engrained as part of our culture.  These values include the following:


  • We are a high performance, lean organization which is known for its leadership excellence.
  • We are focused on employing the principles of continuous improvement in all facets of our business.
  • We have a long history of developing talent and valuing our people's diversity.
  • We are demanding yet compassionate, treating our associates with dignity and respect.
  • We communicate openly and honestly with our associates, believing they have a right to know how their business is performing and conducting itself. 
  • We have a highly engaged workforce that helps make Batesville a great place to work.
  • We are the market leader with a focus on serving our customers effectively and profitably, enabling us to continually grow shareholder value.
  • We recognize who we are, what we do and how we do it matters to our people, our customers and our shareholders.


Position Summary

Safely drive and operate tractor trailer combination within 48 states and Canada. Maintain compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations as well as company policies and procedures to transport products in a safe, timely, and courteous manner.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

  • Operate tractor trailer combinations safely and efficiently
  • Make on time deliveries
  • Maintain hours of service status and all shipping documentation
  • Read and understand maps in order to maneuver around the country
  • Help load and unload caskets
  • Other duties may be assigned



High school diploma or general education degree (GED)



  • Ability to write simple correspondence
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos 
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization
  • Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10s and 100s.
  • Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two step instructions.
  • Ability to use a desktop computer to review and be tested on safety videos
  • Ability to use electric onboard recorder (EOBR) and/or paper log systems to maintain hours of service status is preferred
  • Other duties may be assigned



  • Complete understanding of DOT rules and regulations
  • Excellent safety record
  • Must be 23 years of age or older
  • Ability to enter Canada and return with no restrictions due to criminal history or personal status with valid passport or passport card
  • Clean MVR/CSA Score
  • 3 years OTR experience
  • Class A Comercial Driver's License with Doubles and HAZMAT Endorsements




Travel is not required outside of the normal driving responsibilities of this position.



Physical Demands
To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
These functions are required when a driver hooks or unhooks a trailer or sets up pup trailers and any pre-checks before leaving on a trip:
Pull Lever to release trailer (Fifth Wheel)
  • New Fifth Wheel 80 lbs.
  • Older Fifth Wheel 78 lbs.

Manually align Convert Dolly to trailer

  • Push/Pull 110+ lbs

Release pin on trailer axles to reposition

  • Lift lever 45 lbs

Open a hood of Class A tractor to check engine

  • Pull 50 lbs New Model
  • Pull 70 lbs Older Model

When unloading trailers, it requires pushing/pulling caskets on the rails with a force of 30-80 lbs. Pulling a casket out of belly requires 75-132 lbs force. Moving a casket on the top shelf requires reaching above shoulder height.


The employee must also pass DOT physicals, including vision requirements and random drug and alcohol screenings.

DISCLAIMER: The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of any employee assigned to this job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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