During the making of "Truck Stop," the FBL team and the actors enjoyed a wonderful combination of casting. The actors seemed at home in the scene, which was filmed in a real truck stop restaurant. Minimal redecorating was involved.
The flashback scene of the truck driver arguing with his wife was also shot in the truck stop restaurant, in the next room. The crew was able to hang homelike curtains and put other household items in the room to make it look like a living room.
One challenge was that the actor who plays the truck driver in the spot did not have experience driving an eighteen-wheeler. In the scene where he drives out of the parking lot, a real truck driver is crouching down next to him, out of sight of the camera, operating the gears and pedals so that the truck moves properly.
Music: Now he drives a diesel out of Dallas
Music: hauling cars out to the coast
Music: it aint the dream that he remembered, just a few short years ago
Music: But tonight at a truckstop, while drinking a cup
Music: the waitress grins and winks at him, and says My shifts almost up
Music: With so much riding on the choice at hand
Music: the spirit of a boy, or the wisdom of a man
Music: With so much riding on the choice at hand
Music: the spirit of a boy, or the wisdom of a man.
Anncr: Right choices
pass them on. A message from The Foundation for a Better Life.
Super: Right choices
pass them on. The Foundation for a Better Life
Right Choices. Pass It On!
Pass It On®
Emely from orlando fl. FEBRUARY 11, 2016
Wao for real this views are the greatest, they even make me cry, so beautiful . They are very value they have alot loving matters. ...godbless you all.
nicholas from wi FEBRUARY 3, 2016
these videos always have twists
LiNaya from 5141 F Street NOVEMBER 17, 2015
This one is awesome
Sr. Athens from Lahore JULY 11, 2014
A very good pro-family message.
Mili Borrego from Albany,NY JUNE 22, 2014
Just came across these after watching one on TV & had to go on the website. This is really a special one cause my Dad (R.I.P) used to drive trucks & now 2 other very special men do also and it just reminds me of ALL 3 of them cause they are men of true character & faithful to the people that matter in their lives. I know all 3 have done the same
Amy from PA MAY 30, 2014
Love these! Just found them, can't stop watching!
Doreen from Long Island, NY APRIL 21, 2014
I don't see how any of these videos "trick you", or are "so sad". Especially this one, Truck Stop. I see integrity, and truth. I see faithful commitment. I see a man who reminds me of the devoted, loving, caring man of virtue that I am engaged to....who happens to be a long haul driver; who would also walk away.
shealee from ky APRIL 17, 2014
Wow these videos can trick u
hannah garcia from sparta,MI NOVEMBER 22, 2013
I love this video . It reminded me about my parents. love this website to:)
Ann Marie from Michigan NOVEMBER 10, 2013
I don't see sad I see commitment, and integrity. My husband had been delivering cars for 30 years, I am grateful he is this kind of man, he would walk away.
kaylee from willard OCTOBER 30, 2013
Alvaro from Bogota, Colombia MARCH 3, 2013
Maritza, Richard, Norman, and Maria did.
Skyla from Castle Rock, Co FEBRUARY 28, 2013
The right choices make a big difference.
Austin Davies from medford Wi JANUARY 9, 2013
Made me cry.
Antonio from Portugal OCTOBER 5, 2012
Eu vi os vídeos pena é que não seja tudo seguido,pois de segundo a segundo está sempre a parar não o pude bem compreender.
Obrigado na mesma
Andrew from PA FEBRUARY 19, 2012
This video really keeps me going when things get rough between my wife and me.
Ernest from ATL JANUARY 31, 2012
I am so glad I found this on a google search. I found it so inspiring years ago, but now almost a year after treatment for a serious illness that I know I would never have made it through were it not for my loving caring wife, Kathy, who also happens to be an RN. She and God above have gotten me through this - I made the right choice.
David S. from Baltimore, Maryland JULY 26, 2011
I love this ad, it helps me so much in my travels. I had planned on just dismissing this website when it was sent to me by a friend but once I watched it, I truly learned that there is a key difference between the spirit of a boy and the wisdom of the man. Keep up the good work!
Sally from US APRIL 5, 2011
I love this video. My dad made the wrong choice but things are okay now and I know he would make the right choice if he had another chance. This is how things should have been for my family.
Cindy Parkinson Faya from Stevensville MD MARCH 23, 2011
I watch these messages and wish they could be played on billboards on all major roads. Wonderful messages, restores some of my faith in mankind.
Sally P. from Penn Valley, CA FEBRUARY 2, 2011
I stop whatever I'm doing when I see one of your messages. Some of them bring tears to my eyes. The TV spots are incredibly well done and the values are just what our country needs. Thank you for these wonderful messages!
Anne R. from NY DECEMBER 12, 2010
Amazing organization, amazing work, amazing charity. I'm an Art Director, and I'd give anything to work for such a cause, being able to promote GOOD!!!! Thank you so much for giving me hope and faith in people -- knowing there is someone who gives so much for no other reason than to try to make the world a better place.
Barbara F. from GA AUGUST 7, 2010
Just can't decide which of these TV spots is the best - wish there were more of them! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your dedication in making these available to the public! Keep up the good work!
Shareda R. from Barbados FEBRUARY 7, 2010
I view a new spot every month on TV, this is the first time I viewed them on the net. I like the Concert and You Can Let Go. Thanks very much for thinking of me.
Vera J. from Syracuse JANUARY 18, 2010
I came to view one or two spots but ended up watching them all - several of them over & over. Thanks!
Stephanie F. from Illinois NOVEMBER 26, 2009
I think the truck stop is excellent. We have a choice in everything. We must remember how important it is to stay on course.
Norman, O from Cayman Islands NOVEMBER 16, 2009
Can't help watching the videos over and over and every time. I'm left with in a "wow" moment. Thanks for sharing.
Peggy B from Montgomery, AL. JULY 20, 2009
Thank you for your work. Each of us must remember these lessons and be responsible for our actions.
Jeff S. from Milwaukee MAY 3, 2009
Good stuff!! I love this website, it's my homepage!
Daniel Jorge O. from São Paulo, Brazil MAY 2, 2009
Thank you for being there everyday, helping my wife and I educating our kids. Your teachings show the values of life and the most ethical behaviors.
Victor E. from Hungary MARCH 15, 2009
This is encouraging and the right message we should be spreading. Value your family...Value the right kind of life!
Scott C. from New Castle, Indiana FEBRUARY 7, 2009
Standing ovation on this one.
I can't thank you enough for extolling a virtue that all too often gets derided as outdated.
This very kind of behavior has long been one of my benchmarks on whether I choose to be someone's friend.
Thank you for this great spot.
Karen M. from Puyallup, WA DECEMBER 30, 2008
I had planned on just skimming over this site sent to me by a friend, but once here, I couldn't stop going from one page to the next...and these TV spots, WOW! They're all so amazing and very timely. Keep up the excellent work, inspiring things like this are so needed, now more than ever.
Bev M. from Canada DECEMBER 28, 2008
Excellent!! Definitely the right choice and what I loved was that it wasn't hard - the trucker had a smile when he saw the picture of his wife and children, it wasn't because he felt obligated, you could see, it was truly from his heart. Excellent spot.
Jacqueline C from Memphis, TN OCTOBER 20, 2008
However much work you had to put into creating this one, it was ever so needed and more than worth it. Finally, some integrity and loyalty. Temptation will always be there for the moment, but the chance is NEVER worth what you have at stake. NEVER! Thank you for sharing and encouraging.
Ankit T. from Mumbai, India FEBRUARY 26, 2008
All your spots are heartwarming. Thank you for doing this.
Rick R. from Wisconsin, USA FEBRUARY 25, 2008
My girlfriend told me about this site so I had to check it out. She had told me about the truck stop video, so I watched it and it brought a tear to my eye. I used to be an over the road driver. So far, what I have seen of this site is very good, some videos are "emotional." Keep up the good work on this site!
Shawn G from Clarksville, TN FEBRUARY 7, 2008
I just wanted to say that these commercials are wonderful. They really reach out to everyone in different situations, and helps make our world a better place to live. Hopefully everyone will be like this one day.
Jenna S. from Texas, USA JANUARY 1, 2008
This is a very touching clip...one everyone should see. Thank you for all you do and I hope to see more.
Dennis L from Milford MI DECEMBER 14, 2007
i love this website it helps me so much
Ivan R. from Lakewood, California USA NOVEMBER 23, 2007
This TV spot has me repeating the words "Right Choices." As a traveling man, my wife appreciates it.
Rob H. from Grand Haven, Michigan USA OCTOBER 7, 2007
Thanks go beyond words. If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember what you said!
Thomas from Illinois, USA SEPTEMBER 13, 2007
I also love these commercials. I saw one of your billboard ads in Chicago, Illinois today. Thanks for doing this !!
Patrick C. from Johnsburg, Illinios USA SEPTEMBER 8, 2007
I've discovered your site through this TV clip. Your messages are wonderful. I have viewed them all. Most very heart warming. Thank you. Makes me want to reach out.
Jorge from Maryland, USA SEPTEMBER 8, 2007
I did the same thing for the love of my life...I still believe in her and know she will.
Dee C. from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA AUGUST 30, 2007
Great Message! A man like that trucker is the man of my dreams. This world needs more people who have the courage to do what is morally right and pleasing. Thank you!
James from Palos Heights, IL AUGUST 5, 2007
I love the common sense that this man shows. Helps me to keep the right perspective of all I have.
Denise R from Kentucky, USA JULY 22, 2007
This really touched my heart & actually made me cry,I have had similar experiences in my life, but my story didn't go so well but anyways life goes on and I enjoyed this very much. To the whole world you are just another someone, but to someone you are there whole world.
Anonymous JUNE 21, 2007
Hi. I just wanna say I love these commercials.
Lady Samm from Toronto, Canada JUNE 19, 2007
In all of my years of traveling in business, I still meet the most amazing, loving and admirable truck drivers...They embody morals and values, and are ready in an instant to help a damsel in distress with no conditions.
Lee R from San Antonio, Texas JUNE 14, 2007
Song is "Spirit of a Boy or the Wisdom of a Man" by Randy Travis
Kaitlin from Baltimore, Maryland JUNE 13, 2007
Does anyone know that song? I think this commercial is so wonderful. It is nice to see morals in this day and age.
Nelda T. from kentucky MAY 15, 2007
Thanks. Being the wife of a truck driver this is encouraging to know there are still good morals being shown on tv.
Scott. B. from Ont. Canada MAY 11, 2007
Being a Father who really is a man...even when it is tough...even when it is not easy...trying again...I love this clip. Thanks!!
Rusty J from Los Angeles MAY 5, 2007
What a great and strong message. Thanks for reminding me that there are still values and morals in the heart of America today!