Who We Are

Who We Are

About Truck Center of America


Truck Center of America was founded by Lewis Nerman after over 40 years in the truck business as President of Arrow Truck Sales, Inc. The success of Truck Center of America is built on the principles of providing high-quality, pre-owned vehicles to customers who want to maximize the value of their investment.
Customer Satisfaction is our primary goal. Truck Center of America’s motto is “Our Word is Our Bond”. We place the highest priority on providing clean, trade-term trucks to customers across the nation. We build relationships with our customers so that we are the first call made when looking to buy or sell equipment.
Truck Center of America is fully funded for buying and selling to meet the needs of our customers. We are positioned to anticipate trends, anticipate needs, and provide service into the future.

Let Us Introduce Ourselves


Lewis Nerman

lewis@truckcenterofamerica.com Founder and Managing Partner of Truck Center of America, LLC. which was formed in 2003 after the sale of Arrow Truck Sales, Inc to Volvo Corporation. Truck Center of America buys and sells preowned trucks, tractors and trailers throughout the United States and internationally. From 1971 through 2000, Lewis was with Arrow Truck Sales, a family business that operated for over 60 years, and served as president from 1985 to 2000. Lewis graduated from both the University of Missouri at Columbia with a Degree in Business as well as Harvard University with a Masters in Business Administration. Lewis is a husband, father and grandfather.

Arnie Swartz

arnie@truckcenterofamerica.com Arnie has over 30 years’ experience in Sales and Sales Management. He was a Sales Manager in the Truck and Auto Industry for many years. Arnie spent 19 Years at ADP, a Computer Services Company serving Truck and Car Dealers Nation Wide. At ADP Arnie became a National Account Sales Director with many achievements. Arnie is a Husband & Father he Graduated from  Kansas City of Art institute.

Chasity Hamblin

chasity@truckcenterofamerica.com A seasoned Executive Assistant with over 10 years in the field.  Chasity has extensive experience with all aspects of Office Administration.  Prior to joining Truck Center of America she was an Office Manager in the Automotive Industry for several years.  She is able to tailor her skills based on the needs of her customers and prides herself on providing quality customer service to all our clients. In 2013, Chasity received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at Ottawa University in Ottawa, KS.  After receiving her degree she found that her true passion was Office Administration. In addition to her duties as an Executive Assistant, Chasity has 2 children with whom she is very active in their academic & extra-curricular activities. She spends most of her time with family & friends and enjoys traveling and being outdoors with her children.

Julie Hirons

julie@truckcenterofamerica.com Joining the Truck Center of America team in 2016, Julie Hirons has over 20 years of accounting and management experience.   Serving in the role of bookkeeper and payroll specialist at TCA, Julie also spent five years co-managing the trucking division of a metal recycling company specializing in over-the-road and roll-off transportation and in-house maintenance of tractors, trailers, and containers. Julie graduated with a Bachelors degree in Accounting from the University of Kansas. In her free time, Julie loves spending time outdoors with her husband and teenage son as well as following the Royals and the Chiefs.

A Tribute To Jerry Nerman


In 1950 Jerome Nerman founded Arrow Truck Sales which became the largest pre-owned truck business in America with 22 locations at the time of its sale in 1998 to Volvo Truck of North America. In addition to multiple honors from the industry, Mr. Nerman also founded the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City and has touched the hearts of many people including the recipients of the Jerome Nerman Scholarship Award that takes place every year.
 
Mr. Nerman has received several honors from the industry that include:
 
• Used Truck Association Lifetime Achievement Award
• Truck Bluebook Jerome Nerman Industry Achievement Award
• The Truck Dealer of the Year from the Used Truck Association
• President and founder of the Used Truck Association
• American Truck Historical Society Achievement Award
  
Jerome was a father, grandfather and great grandfather.