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Smaller rivals say they are taking Toll business

<p>Northline and Linfox say they are picking up business from disgruntled Toll Holdings customers, according to a report in the <em> Australian Financial Review</em> .</p> <p>Adelaide trucker and rail freight forwarder Northline said it had picked up more than $11m in business directly from Toll customers unsettled by Toll’s takeover of Patrick Corp and impending divestments imposed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.</p> <p>Northline chief operating officer Phillip Taylor was quoted as saying Toll’s pursuit of freight hikes of up to 15% would provide opportunities for other players.</p> <p><em>Lloyd’s List DCN</em> was awaiting comment from Linfox at the time of going to press.</p> <br />