I ship my car by auto transport from MA to FL each year for past 3 years. This year I had to replace the front hubs & bearings to the tune of almost $900. Only 74K miles. Could this repair be from damage by the auto transport handling?
No. Wear item.
I would say it is not related. Sometimes they go early, sometimes late and sometimes never. Good wheel bearings have been unearthed in the pyramids (kidding).