Well then Airlinelover don't say "the thief appears to have knowledge.. LOTS OF IT about driving semi's"
if you don't think he is smart.
It isn't rocket science... if you can drive a stick you can handle a semi the way he did. He didn't have to worry about taking easy and wide turns or being safe in general as he was running from the cops. Quite frankly the guy was a moron and probably had no clue about driving a tractor trailer full of lumber or the bad things that happen by running from the cops.