Many of the hotshot type outfits do have some flatbeds. Installations and breakdowns where a large pump or such is needed. I've got one I use for that purpose. They can make bucks as most rates for flatdecks are higher than regular dry van prices. There is also an extra charge to tarp the load as well. Most of my loads pay $3/mile (or close to it) for all miles from pickup to drop and back (empty, no dh pay to pickup unless far). The longer runs pay over $1.5/mile for all miles loaded and empty (last one was over 300 miles). There have not been many back hauls so doing a lot of dh with it. Unfortunately the company is not charging a consistant rate all the time so hard to get a handle on the actual charges per mile and for the weight, waiting time, tarping etc.