Launched in 2001 and replaced by the Antos (which itself has disappeared) the Axor was aimed firmly at the fleet truck market. Operators not wanting all the trimmings that are included in the premium Actros tractor unit yet want to buy into Mercedes-Benz reliability. On the UK’s roads the Axor was known as the ‘supermarket trolley’ as they were usually delivering to supermarkets – especially urban ones – usually as 4×2 tractor units. Not the most loved used truck in the second hand market, many Axors head towards the docks for a journey overseas – or for the chassis developers to turn the 4×2 tractor units into rigids for a second life. The truck spanned rigid applications from 18 to 26 tonnes GVW and was available right up to 44 tonnes GTW as a tractor unit.