Passion for purple: Dispatcher Megan Folkes models with dad’s ’03 379

Updated Aug 4, 2017
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against Dayton in the first half of a NCAA college basketball game in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. (Robert Sutton / The Tuscaloosa News)

Megan Folkes, dispatcher at Gulf Logistics and Parish Transport in Ellisville, Miss., poses in the photo gallery above with a 2003 Peterbilt 379 owned by her dad, Alton Folkes. Megan urged her father, owner and operator of the six-truck Two Rivers flatbed fleet out of Seminary, Miss., to fix up a purple Pete, as that’s their favorite color. “I’ve always liked Peterbilts, and I’ve always wanted to fix one up,” she says.

Megan’s fiancé, Austin Ashley, built and runs Double Take, a 2007 Pete 379 that won Best of Show at the 2012 Overdrive’s Pride & Polish event at the Great American Trucking Show. Ashley’s truck also won the Pride & Polish Truckers’ Choice National Championship award at the same Dallas-based show in 2013. Its purple striped paint scheme also took its direction from Megan.

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