Dale Cruzan, Sr. started this business in the late 1960's while working full time at a local chemical plant. The name of his business was Dale's Automotive Service and along side his wife Carol ran a part-time shop repairing cars and light trucks.
He continued to work full time at the chemical plant until the early 1970's when he finally decided to work full time at Dale's Automotive Service.
In 1984 Dale's Automotive Service became a full service, sales, and parts sales for Mercedes-Benz trucks. We then became Cruzan's Truck Service Inc. Shortly thereafter Mercedes-Benz trucks were discontinued in the United States and we became a medium-duty Freightliner dealer for parts, sales and service. We are also a Class 8 Freightliner dealer for parts and service. We added a trade name of Cruzan's Freightliner.
In 1988 we opened a second location in the Egg Harbor Twp/Atlantic City, NJ area. We soon outgrew that building and built a new facility located in the Pleasantville/Absecon, NJ area.
In 2010 our Pleasantville/Absecon shop became a full service, parts and sales dealership for commercial Isuzu Trucks.
Both of our locations are Cummins engine dealers. The Bridgeton, NJ location is a Detroit Diesel Engine dealer.
We are a true family operated business. Dale Jr is the service manager for our Pleasantville/Absecon shop and Rodney is the service manager for the Bridgeton shop. Annette, Valerie, and Alyssa work in the office. Carol retired a few years ago, but still can be seen around the premises.