Ice and snow of no consequence for recovery companies

Tuesday 15 February 2011 (update 16 March 2011)
The abundant snowfall in December 2010 led to a busy period for the Dutch car recovery companies. Slippery roads and numerous collisions, however, caused practically no increase in arrival times. The average arrival time for vehicle recoveries on motorways in December was less than a minute higher than the 14:43 minutes record set in the third quarter of 2010.

In the periods in which the effects of winter weather hit home hardest, recovery companies swung into action two to three times more often than in normal conditions. Nonetheless, despite the bitter weather, the rise in arrival times was limited to a few minutes, as compared to the normal situation. In the Randstad conurbation, the highpoint in terms of slippery road conditions was reached in the period between 15 and 19 December. On just those five days, recovery companies carried out 588 recovery operations on the trunk roads in the Provinces of Noord-Holland, Zuid-Holland, Utrecht and Zeeland. The average arrival time for these callouts was 18:05 minutes: three minutes and twenty seconds longer than normal. The increased arrival time was almost entirely due to delays due to traffic congestion and slow-moving traffic on the trunk roads themselves. Recovery companies set out no slower than otherwise, and lost practically no additional time en route to the motorway.

In the south-eastern part of the country, heavy snow fell in the two days leading up to Christmas. Here, too, the recovery companies performed excellently. For the 145 recovery operations carried out on 23 and 24 December on trunk roads in Noord-Brabant and Limburg, the average arrival time was 19:53 minutes, five minutes more than normal. Here, too, the increased arrival time was mainly due to delays on the trunk roads.

The fastest recovery companies in the fourth quarter are featured in the list* below. The list shows all districts in which the locally-operating recovery company arrived at the scene of the accident within twenty minutes, in at least 95% of all callouts. The districts in which the recovery company always arrived within twenty minutes are marked with a perfecte prestatie. Districts in which the performance relates to multiple quarters are marked with an abbreviation of the quarters in question. In these districts, multiple quarters were needed to arrive at a total of 10 callouts.

F06C.L. Int. Berging, Transport
G32Takel- en Bergingsbedrijf Poort
GL239Delta Berging & Transport
GL268Autohulpdienst Ben Heiltjes perfecte prestatie
L359Takelservice Duijts
L361Biesebos Berging
NB299Van Egeraat Berging en Transport
NB304Ad Rutters
NB312Appels' Autobedrijven perfecte prestatie
NB314Autobedrijf J. Paijmans perfecte prestatie
NB329Carwash en Cleancenter Henk Mensinck
NB330Autohulpdienst Ben Heiltjes perfecte prestatie
NB337Autosleepbedrijf Sprankenis perfecte prestatie
NB339Van Egeraat Berging en Transport
NH116Haulo Berging
NH117Haulo Berging perfecte prestatie Q3 & Q4
NH123Automobielbedrijf Schoenmaker en Zonen
NH125Takel- en Bergdienst Van der Eng
O72Hooikammer Autoberging perfecte prestatie
U211Automobielbedrijf "De Zwaan" perfecte prestatie
ZH156Takel- en Bergingsbedrijf Vreugdenhil
ZH161Takel- en Autobergingsbedrijf P.J. Quartel
ZH163Berging- en Transportbedrijf A. Barendregt
ZH163ABerging- en Transportbedrijf A. Barendregt
ZH164Berging- en Transportbedrijf A. Barendregt
ZH167Berging- en Transportbedrijf A. Barendregt
ZH168Berging- en Transportbedrijf A. Barendregt
ZH169Berging- en Transportbedrijf A. Barendregt
ZH173Berging- en Transportbedrijf A. Barendregt

* No rights may be derived from this overview.

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