Pilot Reopens Louisiana Location After Hurricane Damage

The travel stop sustained severe flooding caused by Hurricane Ida.

January 14, 2022

Pilot LaPlace Store Interior

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—Pilot Company announced the grand re-opening of a Pilot Travel Center in LaPlace, Louisiana, following the destruction and severe flooding caused by Hurricane Ida in late August 2021. The newly remodeled Pilot Travel Center was modernized to include enhanced amenities for professional truck drivers, area residents and the traveling public.

“It’s been a long road to recovery for the community of LaPlace over these past few months since Hurricane Ida, but this community and our team members continue to demonstrate their resiliency,” said Jason Nordin, chief operator of Pilot Company. “Knowing the importance of bringing back essential services to the area, we worked to restore fueling and store operations as swiftly as possible until we could fully remodel the store. It’s an honor to celebrate this grand re-opening with the community of LaPlace and to make a contribution to the local school district.”

The renovated Pilot Travel Center at 4301 South Main Street includes several upgrades and offers many amenities, including:

  • 12 gasoline fueling positions and 10 diesel lanes with high-speed pumps for quicker refueling
  • Grab-and-go food offerings including roller grills, nachos and an array of hot and cold packaged sandwiches and snacks. 
  • Subway
  • Dunkin’ Donuts Express
  • Pilot’s Best Gourmet Coffees, including bean-to-cup selections and cold brew
  • 8 showers
  • 113 truck parking spots
  • Driver’s lounge
  • Public laundry
  • Updated interior and expanded beverage selection
  • Upgraded technology for faster check-outs
  • Everyday products for quick shopping needs
In honor of Pilot Company’s history of giving back and commitment to fueling life’s journeys, the company is donating $5,000 to benefit St. John the Baptist Parish Public Schools.