Our mission is to be the provider of choice in the outsourcing of logistic support services,
specifically freight payment and transaction processing. BBA strives to be the employer
of choice by providing a platform for all employees to reach their potential.
Our mission requires employees to focus on serving clients; every employee in our organization hears
the voice of our clients and responds appropriately.
We treat our colleagues as respected clients. We operate in an internal environment of
"teams". Teamwork, above individual success, is rewarded. We measure
our performance by both client satisfaction and employee satisfaction.
BBA was founded in 1972 by Ivan Berman. A charismatic and outgoing individual, Ivan had
sold a successful business and was looking for a service that provided long term value to it's
client base. His exploration took shape at the urging of several long time Accounts
Payable contacts. Ivan quickly realized the transportation related data contained on a
freight bill had no value unless it was converted to information. The key distinction
between data and information became clear as the long term value shifted from an outsource
Accounts Payable function to a transportation data warehouse.
Don Berman joined BBA followed by Ann Butler and Harold Baldauf, who joined the operations staff and
began building and changing the company to a transaction-based process and information company.
In 1986 Ivan sold the company to Don Berman and Harold Baldauf and they began the process of
embracing technology toward the delivery of transportation information. From flat data
files to robust relational databases to a menu of web-based services, BBA continues to embrace the
use of technology that turns data into information.
BBA is a nationally recognized, quality-driven organization. Our operating philosophy
reflects our deep appreciation for the value of customer relationships with the fundamental belief
that our success is based on our customers’ successes. Our state-of-the-art management
information services and Quality Plus program ensures that BBA delivers error-free processes and
Over the last five years, BBA has refined its operations with state-of-the-art information management
systems and staff additions to bring our customers, expanded logistics system design and development.
Our five-year growth plan supports BBA’s commitment to investments in technology and
employees to support the growing needs of our customers and retain our leadership position in the