Tom Morgan was raised outside Denison, Tx on a small farm. Tom’s first business enterprise (10 yr old) was cleaning out neighbors’ chicken houses for 25 cents. He proceeded to sell Grit newspapers, Christmas cards in the big city of Denison and raising sheep and calves beginning at around 6 or 7 years of age.
After graduating high school in 1964, Tom spent a few years working for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. (now AT&T), a cabinet mfg and millwork shop, the MK&T Railroad, and taking a few college courses.
His first business venture was buying a 15 yr bulldozer and an old Halliburton truck and trailer. That lasted about a year, proving you can’t work 15 year old equipment 8 to 10 hours a day.
Tom’s first “in town” sales job included a move to Arlington, Tx – taking a commission sales job with the Wearever Cookware Division of Alcoa Aluminum Co. He learned professional sales and management from the best. Eventually, he was offered a Franchise with Saladmaster Co. in Dallas, Tx.
On January 1st, 1971 – Tom moved to Oklahoma City to work for a retail mobile home company.
On June 1st, 1972 – he opened Tom Morgan Mobile Homes with his father as a partner. They became one of the largest single lot mobile home dealers in the Southwest United States. Wanting out of the retail consumer business, Tom and his father began to transition to construction office trailer rental and leasing beginning with customers who were subcontractors on the new General Motors Manufacturing plant in 1978. They eventually rented 23 trailers to GM for the new plant operations staff. The pair grew that business to 150 trailers at its peak. The “oil boom went bust” took its toll on that business in the mid 1980’s.
Tom and his wife, Jane, were married in August 1972 and have enjoyed 45 yrs together. They have two children, one daughter, one son, and four grandchildren. They have enjoyed good times and hard times but being self employed since 1967 has been worth it.
Along with the office trailer business, Tom took on a Wells Cargo Trailer franchise to upgrade his construction trailer fleet. This venture evolved into taking on their complete line of trailers, including race car, food and concession trailers, motorcycle, cargo and specialty trailers. That brought along oil field customers during the “boom days.” Tom’s franchise provided specially designed and built mobile home type products for testing labs, larger offices and “drilling superintendent” trailers.
In November 1992, the IRS and Tom came to an agreement, resulting in an auction with them receiving most of the proceeds and Tom with the weight of the IRS off his back.
In June 1993, he went to help a friend in the mobile home business for a week and left there in April 1998 with the direction of the Lord to start something of his own again. Beginning with that move to start Truck-n-Trailer, which has been dedicated to Gods work and with His direction to this day. “He continues to guide us and direct us daily. If we have a Company motto, it is Romans 8:28. We live by it daily and it has served us and our customers well.”
Tom has always had a passion for designing and building what other company’s won’t consider. If it is a challenge, Tom and his team have a passion and knack for getting it done. He continues to do that with specialty build outs in truck van bodies and trailers for labs, surgical sharpening mobile shops, and many other challenging and interesting applications.
Jeff began working with Truck-N-Trailer in 1998 when his parents, Tom & Jane Morgan, established the company. Spending his first five years detailing trucks, and occasionally selling, Jeff started at the bottom and gradually worked his way up. As the current Sales Manager, he has sold thousands of trucks to thousands of truck owners all across the country. His job duties include sales, purchasing and inventory management. Jeff enjoys this business because “I have the opportunity to solve problems and help other companies become successful.” Most days you can also find his dog (Sarge) lounging around the office waiting to be scratched behind the ears.
Having attained the honor of Eagle Scout, Jeff entered the U.S. Marine Corp as a PFC.
He attended a local community college and the University of Oklahoma, being called to active duty again in 2003. Jeff honorably served his country as a United States Marine Infantry Combat Veteran with one tour in Iraq with a TOW missile unit. He then continued the balance of his contract with Reserve Units in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
Jeff is active within the community, serving as the current Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 223 in Norman, Ok as well as a children’s Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church in Moore. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. Jeff also likes camping and teaching/mentoring the young men of Boy Scout Troop 223.
Kirk Booth has worked in the vehicle repair industry for over 29 years. He joined Truck-n-Trailer’s expanding company in 2002. Since that first day, TNT has moved from an old truck wash building to 5 acres with 10,000 S.F. of combined shop space located on I-35 in Moore, Oklahoma. TNT is now designing a new, state of the art facility located on I-240 in Oklahoma City.
During Kirk’s 29 year automotive career – he has received numerous specialized training certifications, including Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, General Motors’ vehicles and many ASE repair training courses.
His responsibilities at Truck-n-Trailer include managing the Service Dept, Parts Dept, maintaining the service and sales facilities, controlling an ever changing vehicle parts inventory, scheduling customer repairs for hundreds of customers, as well as the “make-ready” needs for Truck-n-Trailer’s 250 annual sales with delivery nationwide.
Truck-n-Trailer prides itself in being a “One Stop Truck Shop”. A few of our many services include regular preventive maintenance, engine and transmission replacements, Van Body repair (and replacement), liftgate sales, service, and installation. We also perform custom fabrication and build outs, general welding repairs, and many other services too numerous to list.
The goal for repair customers and sales customers is to have the truck ready to work when the customer arrives and leaves with his “money producer.” Kirk looks forward to meeting and working with all future new customers of Truck-N-Trailer.
Carol became interested in accounting at the age of ten while helping her father with his business accounting. Carol’s father taught her the basic knowledge of “money earned and money spent.”
She is a lifetime resident of Moore, Oklahoma. Carol’s family was one of the early settlers of Moore. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Carol came to Truck-N-Trailer in early 2010 where she was quickly involved in completely revamping and rescuing the “books” for the company. Carol eventually set up new procedures and controls for each department, producing monthly financials and streamlining the accounting processes for TNT.
Scott’s business experience started at an early age by necessity. At the age of 10, Scott wanted an ATV. After mentioning this new idea to his father, his father simply said that he better start mowing lawns and saving his money. That is exactly what he did! By the end of that summer, Scott bought that ATV using a $10 red Craftsman lawn mower that he purchased at a garage sale. Later in his early teens – Scott worked for his dad at his Insurance and Investment Company. He learned the inner workings of that industry. Scott’s father would pay him with 7-Eleven big gulps after discovering how much work he could get done on 44 oz of sugar.
Later in life, Scott worked for a technology company. During this time, he was on a team that developed websites for local businesses and produced video for commercials. He eventually stepped back into the investment and insurance world working at the family business fueled by an interest in the stock market and investing. Scott had multiple responsibilities including client services, meeting preparation, accounting, marketing, and keeping the office up to date with technology. He worked at another financial firm as well before coming to Truck-n-Trailer.
Most recently he has had the great opportunity to work at Truck-n-Trailer, owned by long time family friends. His primary role involves assisting customers with their financing needs, marketing, and coordinating new vehicle transport. He likes staying active with biking, trail running, and pretty much anything outdoors. Here at Truck-n-Trailer – we continually strive to enhance customer service while becoming “the go to” dealership nationwide for work trucks and delivery trucks.
My name is Sarge and I’ve been with Truck-N-Trailer since 2008. After being potty trained – I was immediately promoted to VP of Customer Relations where I have since remained. My duties primarily involve greeting customers and help them feel welcome. I find that letting them scratch my back really breaks the ice and makes for a really comfortable environment. One thing I love about working at Truck-N-Trailer is that I get to lay in the doorways where people have to step over me to get by. I’m also awarded one milk bone per day which is pretty nice. Work life is much better than my home situation where I’m not allowed inside the house. At home, I’m also expected to share the attention of my humans with a stinky Schnauzer and a stuck-up cat. Next time you’re at Truck-N-Trailer, I look forward to letting you pet me. And remember – NO SNACKS because I’m on a diet.
Greg Duncan comes from a family that owns a Custom Home building business located in Edmond, OK. The company specializes in building high-end custom homes for families, along with custom office buildings for private entities.
Greg has experience in the pharmaceutical industry where he represented a company that was a joint venture between an American and Japanese companies. He has also worked for years with a company specializing in the design/build process of large medical facilities such as surgical hospitals, imaging centers, as well as custom medical office buildings for physicians and surgeons of various disciplines.
Greg’s is an outside salesman for Truck-N-Trailer. He works with companies in OKC that need service for their trucks; He also works at the TNT headquarters – working with customers from all around the country to help them purchase the right work truck to meet their business needs. He coordinates some of the logistics required to execute the TNT extensive “make ready process” for the trucks before they leave the Truck-N-Trailer location with a customer.
He has always been drawn to mechanical objects his entire life; he has always owned some form of fun vehicle as a hobby for stress relief such as dirt bikes, street bike motorcycles, and muscle cars. He enjoys rebuilding old AMC Jeep CJ7’s for those that remember them from years ago; Greg’s current Jeep has been in his possession since 1990. He likes weightlifting, running, time at the lake with the family for all the water activities and riding older stand up Jet-Skis. He also likes riding his mountain bike when he has time.
Kevin Farnsworth is responsible for the cleanliness and final appearance of the work truck each customer selects from the Truck-n-Trailer extensive inventory of vehicles.
Being the foreman of reconditioning and detail keeps Kevin very busy. He enjoys his position because he “gets to do a little bit of everything. Every day is different.” But what Kevin loves most about Truck-N-Trailer is the people he works with. “We are a big family and everyone takes care of each other.”
Kevin is originally from Washington State and he came to Oklahoma to help his sister and brother-in-law care for their 5 children. His nieces and nephews are a lot of fun and he especially enjoys taking them to the movies. Kevin is also a diehard fan of the Oakland A’s, San Francisco 49’ers and the WWE. Ask him any trivia question in these subjects and he will amaze you!
Bob Neil has been employed with Truck-N-Trailer for over 13 years. Bob is currently the shop foreman and oversees the daily shop operations. He excels in customer repairs, training, and performs diagnostics and mechanical work on customers’ vehicles. Bob manages the parts inventory and works directly with customers to ensure they are satisfied with each visit.
During Bob’s thirteen years, he has continued to train and gain knowledge on the latest electronic diagnostic techniques. He has also invested in his own state of the art diagnostic equipment. Attending Fuso factory training has been a great attribute to his skill levels.
He enjoys spending time with his family, including participation in 4-H livestock competition with his daughter.
Bob looks forward to seeing all of his current customers and new ones as Truck-n-Trailer continues to expand.